#GivingTuesday is December 1st

Giving Tuesday

Donald was all smiles at his ACE Graduation Ceremony

Articles and studies are published on a rolling basis that demonstrate philanthropic giving’s direct relationship to happiness and success.  Here is is an op-ed from the New York Times about exactly that. And here is an article from Science Magazine that cites a Harvard study shows buying gifts for yourself negligibly increases happiness, but giving to others dramatically increases positive feelings for yourself and others.…

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Thank You for Helping Lance Go from Shelter to Supervisor

Lance moved to New York City with his mother and father when he was seven. He had a middle-class upbringing and was never worried about financial insecurity. “My dad made good money as an accountant. I never imagined growing up that I could be homeless.”Lance and Jim

Lance graduated high school and immediately wanted to start working. He got a job as a bike messenger for a firm on the 86th floor of World Trade Center One.…

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How to Have a Great Time with Your Friends and Help the Homeless: The Art Strut

Getting involved in the fight against homelessness can be overwhelming. There are, however, ways to help those Art Strutin need just by doing what you love.

For example, Danielle Natzinitsky wanted to help homeless New Yorkers, and she knew that her friends and neighbors were interested too. She decided to harness the momentum of her community focused organization the SoHo Strut and donate the proceeds from her community event, The Art Strut, to help men and women at ACE get back into the workforce.…

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Interview with Ladurée President

Laduree Garden PatioAt this year’s Gala we honored two of our staunchest and most generous partners, Ms. Elisabeth Holder Raberin and Mr. Pierre Raberin. You may recognize them as the family behind the legendary brand Ladurée, known worldwide for their Macarons and fine food.

Last year, the Parisian powerhouse opened doors to its  first U.S. location, right here in SoHo.  It is a beautiful and spacious restaurant, tea salon and pastry shop, colorfully decorated and with with Macarons spilling over the front counters.…

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Project Home Sees Incredible Results

maceo anderson 1 Three years ago, a man named Maceo overcame homelessness and addiction and graduated from ACE’s Project Comeback. At the same time, ACE was unrolling a new housing initiative called Project Home. The idea behind Project Home was simple—provide a rent subsidy for committed individuals and they will have the stability they need to further their education and grow in their career. Maceo applied and was accepted, and we are proud to announce that, as of March 2015, he successfully completed the three-year subsidy program.…

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Seth Herzog, Miss Teen USA, and Belly Dancing at the 2015 ACE Gala

ACE Gala 2015 from ACE Programs for the Homeless on Vimeo.

On May 20th, over 200 ACE friends and supporters gathered at the historic Angel Orensanz building in NYC’s east village for the One Thousand and One Nights themed ACE Gala. The Tonight Show’s resident comic Seth Herzog kept us laughing throughout the evening, belly dancers transfixed us, Miss Teen U.S.A., K. Lee Graham, spoke on the importance of ACE’s work, and the evening was capped by an exciting performance from international pop star Emin.…

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