Shop for the home and make a difference while you're at it.. The Scene Housing Works is a nonprofit community agency dedicated to providing housing, health care, job training and other support services to people living with AIDS. It runs four well-organized, classy thrift stores that always seem to be a great source for high-quality used furniture.
The Goods The stores receive new donations every day, so it's always worth going back if nothing catches your eye the first time around. Framed Fortune Magazine covers from the 1930s are priced at $30 apiece, a round glass table set atop a truly zany bronze base is $165 and a set of four blue-and-red striped juice glasses run $16. Rumor has it that New York's rich and famous donate here often, and you could well imagine that Ivana Trump herself might have dropped off the two leopard print chairs going for $195 (matching pillows are $12).