Events

The aftermath of Sandy: Cleaning up the devastation

By: Tracy Mignone The pictures say a thousand words, and draw a thousand gasps… the WOO team gets down and dirty to help dig out of the devastation 1 mud flooded structure at a time. Homes, lives and businesses destroyed. The boardwalk is gone. The streets are sand roads but we are NY and the spirit in the area was phenomenal. View Album

I found my Christmas spirit! The Rockaways – Breakfast w/ Santa

By: Tracy Mignone This is what’s it’s all about. The children, their smiles that for a time were taken away by Sandy but given back by Santa. This event would not have been possible without so many key people in place, starting w/ Val Jenter, a brave and beautiful soul who put every beat of her heart into this day. A very special thank you to The Shortstack Models (www.wooshortstack.org) and all of our volunteers including Joanna Ianniello (who spent [...]

Twilight Movie Actor To Receive Honor at NYC Shortstack Charity Fashion Show

Chaske Spencer, who plays the role of Sam Uley in the “Twilight Saga” Films is to be honored for supporting his work creating a positive shift in the lives of many. New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2012 Chaske Spencer, star of The Twilight Saga film series: New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn pt. 1 & 2 is to be honored on June 22nd, 2012 at the 6th Annual Shortstack™ Charity Fashion Show, an event open to the public. He [...]

Shortstack gives local church makeover

by Holly Wilensky You might remember the Shortstack girls back in November as the helping hands and ambassadors of the BQE Design Expo, the local designer fashion event held in Hollis Hills.This teen modeling program sponsored by Windows of Opportunity (WOO), is the dream come reality that lets any girl who isn’t up to modeling industry standards audition for a chance to be a part of the “Shortstack” modeling agency. Girls that are chosen for the program range in all heights [...]

Twilight Actor To Receive Honor at Youth Charity Event

NYC – Chaske Spencer, who plays the role of Sam Uley in the “Twilight Saga” Films is to be honored for supporting his work creating a positive shift in the lives of many. Chaske Spencer, star of The Twilight Saga film series: New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn pt. 1 & 2 is to be honored on June 22nd, 2012 at the 6th Annual Shortstack™ Charity Fashion Show. He is receiving the Barbara Harmon Unsung Hero Award, presented annually to [...]

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION…YOUTH FILM AWARDS REACH QUEENS

Queens Village, New York, April 30, 2011 – The anticipation was in the air, families gathered around the many tables enjoying an array of pasta and salads, and a projector along with a large screen awaited to tell the stories of impassioned youth. It is the first annual WOO Film Awards, the culmination of an annual innovative program created by nonprofit Windows of Opportunity. One would never know they were walking into the church basement at Hollis Woods Community [...]

Windows of Opportunity, Inc. announces the 2011 UNSUNG HERO ~ Shortstack’s very own JOE ROCK!

Born and raised on Long Island, Shortstsack’s “Host with most” is being honored as this years UNSUNG HERO award recipient. Though one of his greatest passions has always been with music, WBAB Radio Station’s amazing voice has always lent himself out generously to sponsor and host many different fundraising events. Shortstack is extremely thankful that he has been with us from the very beginning but there are so many other charities that are just as grateful for his continuous [...]

WOO-ed Into Your Heart for Youth

by Holly Wilensky Queens Ledger Nov 22, 2010 This past Saturday was the first annual BQE Design Expo, featuring the talents of local designers! BQE Media, Windows of Opportunity (WOO, the outstanding not-for-profit organization for kids and teens) and yours truly hosted the event at Holliswoods Community Church in Queens Village. The purpose was to bring a network of local designers and creative small businesses together to support local creative talent as well as raise money for the WOO “Shortstack” modeling program. A [...]

Giving Jayden A Chance

by Sasha Hulse Cardozo Verdict March 2010 The first big fundraiser for Jayden Zapata, a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy who is awaiting a surgery which will give him a chance to walk, took place on Wednesday, March 3rd. The Open Mic event took place at the Producer’s Club, located at 358 W 44th Street. Hal Eisenberg and Mary O’Brien, former Cardozo SPARK counselors organized and hosted the event, with the help of seniors Matthew Pinchasick and Brandely Franco. Windows of Opportunity, [...]