The Big 🍎New York City was packed full of exciting things! We had a great time at Bleaker St. Festival and Greenpoint Terminal Market. We met so many new people, gave away more prizes than we can count, and were honored to have a street painting done of Hugo by a talented street artist.
We auctioned off an extra-special suitcase filled with #UnclaimedFinds at the Greenpoint Terminal Market. It valued at over $6,400 and our winner won it at a low price of $2,200. She walked away with many cool items including a Versace hat, Tiffani bracelet, Louis Vuitton tote, Gucci wallet, iPad, AirPods, Unclaimed Baggage merch and more! The proceeds from this auction were donated to The Bowrey Mission!
The Bowery Mission serves homeless and hungry New Yorkers and provides services that meet their immediate needs and transforms their lives from poverty and hopelessness to hope.
Gifted Hands is a non-profit organization that provides outreach to NYC's underserved communities through art programs. Their mission is to provide underserved youth and adults with educational art programs that build self-esteem and teach new skills. This gives them the opportunity to create something beautiful with "gifted hands" through a variety of mediums including stained glass, woodworking, jewelry design, and more.
Love Luggage Painting Session
We had the opportunity in New York to work with several different charitable organizations. We donated 25 pairs of brand-new sheets to The Bowery Mission, along with a check for $2,200 raised from the auction at the Greenpoint Terminal Market.
We also provided Crossroad Christian Church with $500 in gift cards to be dispersed to the homeless. The Gifted Hands organization also received a number of gift cards to help buy craft supplies for their initiatives.
This is made possible through our non-profit organization Reclaimed for Good where we use resources found through lost luggage to give back -including gift cards and physical product.
Ways YOU can get Involved
These types of organizations need all the help they can get. If you want to chip in there are several ways you can from near or afar. Click here for more info on Gifted Hands. Click here for more info on The Bowery Mission.