Furniture Sharehouse & Ethan Allen Hartsdale Announce the #PowerOf10 Anniversary Vignette

Ethan Allen Hartsdale is donating an entire living room suite of new stylish furniture for their vignette; items in this vignette have a retail value in excess of $10,000. Vignette to be sold at bi-annual gala for Furniture Sharehouse on October 28th which is a fundraising event to provide free furniture to local families in need.

Westchester County, NY, October 18, 2016 --( Furniture Sharehouse, Westchester’s Furniture Bank, and Ethan Allen Hartsdale announce that a team from the design center is creating a special vignette of stylish living room furniture to honor Furniture Sharehouse’s 10th year of furnishing local Westchester families in need.

This #PowerOf10 Anniversary vignette will include a sofa, 2 arm chairs, coffee and side tables, art work, lamp, and an area rug. The design team behind this vignette are Kathy Vigoda, Ryan Mary Flaherty, and Amani Thorpe-Lee. Items in this special vignette, which has an estimated retail value of over $10,000, have been donated and will be available for individual bids during the silent auction.

David Connolly, a partner in W.L. Landau, an authorized Ethan Allen retailer in Hartsdale, explains why his team contributed their time and talents to creating this vignette, “We have been a great supporter of Furniture Sharehouse since the first time we heard about it. Our Company spends every day helping people put together functional environments that provide a high level of comfort and beauty for their lives. We had taken it for granted that in an affluent area like Westchester the basics of shelter had already been covered for everyone. The Furniture Sharehouse enlightened us on that point. Now when our customers ask what they should do with furniture that they are replacing we know who to direct them to. Obviously we believe everyone deserves a home that is safe, comfortable and full of love. We do our part and for ten years now, the Furniture Sharehouse has admirably done theirs.”

Kate Bialo, founder and Executive Director of Furniture Sharehouse, says the partnership with Ethan Allen began with designing a vignette for the 2014 ‘Welcome Home’ Gala. “We are so grateful to David Connolly and Ethan Allen Hartsdale and his talented design team for their incredible generosity. Their #PowerOf10 Anniversary Vignette will help make our Silent Auction a huge success and raise funds to furnish many families in need.”

Furniture Sharehouse will host its ‘Power of 10’ Gala on Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club. The gala will have two honorees: original member agency Westhab, Inc. which is being recognized for its partnership and support over the last ten years; and Dave Vitullo of D & L Associates who is being honored as ‘Mover of the Decade’.

Guests will enjoy an open bar, a sumptuous buffet dinner, and dessert bar. Master of Ceremonies will be Bruce Figler, a popular radio host on 107.1 the Peak and long-time supporter of Furniture Sharehouse. In addition to Ethan Allen Hartsdale’s #PowerOf10 Anniversary vignette, the Gala will also showcase Furniture Sharehouse’s fabulous signature Designer Vignettes staged by prominent designers using donated one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and decorative accents as part of the evening’s Silent Auction. Also new this year is The Boutique which will feature high-end decorative accessories, some of which have been donated by Ethan Allen Hartsdale.

Since 2007, Furniture Sharehouse has distributed over 57,000 items to more than 10,000 individuals in need from their warehouse located at Westchester County Airport. Furniture Sharehouse addresses a critical and growing need in Westchester County by providing free furniture to those moving out of homeless shelters into apartments as well as to other economically challenged individuals and families that do not have funds for furnishings.

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About Furniture Sharehouse
Furniture Sharehouse provides furniture free-of-charge to economically disadvantaged individuals and families living in New York's Westchester County, giving them the basic household furnishings that enable them to rebuild their lives with dignity. Furniture Sharehouse is a New York State Not-for-Profit corporation and is tax exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3). Donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. For more information, please visit

About Ethan Allen Hartsdale
Ethan Allen Hartsdale is an authorized Ethan Allen retailer located in Hartsdale, New York at 152 South Central Avenue. The Landau family has been a part of the Westchester community for more than 30 years. The design center offers a broad range of furniture and accessories, including quality living room furniture, dining room furniture, bedroom furniture and home décor. Clients can create the look they'll love from classic to contemporary with free interior design help from their design pros. For more information, call at 914-684-0360.
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