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Apr.05,2018: DELIVERING GOOD WELCOMES FIVE NEW INDUSTRY LEADERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

April 5, 2018 (New York, NY) -- Delivering Good (formerly known as K.I.D.S/Fashion Delivers), the charity of choice for new product donations made by companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries, welcomes five new industry leaders from a variety of different backgrounds to its illustrious board of directors. “As Delivering Good sharpens our focus on improving the lives of children, families, and individuals challenged by poverty and natural disaster, we welcome the addition of these five outstanding new board members,” said Allan Ellinger, chair of Delivering Good. “Their experience, expertise and business acumen will strengthen Delivering Good’s ability to take innovation to scale and increase our impact as an organization.”

Michael Goldberg is a Partner at Pryor Cashman LLP and a member of the firm’s Litigation, Intellectual Property and Media & Entertainment Groups.  Goldberg’s practice concentrates on complex corporate, commercial and intellectual property disputes for a wide range of clients, with a focus on the fashion, global luxury goods and entertainment industries. He is also on the Board of Directors of AJC Westchester/Fairfield.

Sam Haddad serves as a Principal at Haddad Brands, the premier global children’s apparel, accessories, and hosiery company. In this capacity, he heads the sales, planning, marketing, digital, and design functions for some of the most recognized brands in the world—Nike, Levi’s, Jordan, Hurley and Converse. Haddad’s leadership extends beyond the Haddad Brands business. He is active with a variety of charitable foundations, and is also a member of the Retail Advisory Board at Wharton School of Business and the Board of Directors at the Fashion Institute of Technology. 

Edward Hertzman is the Founder and President of the Sourcing Journal. Hertzman received a degree in economics from NYU and spent more than a decade working as a top executive for major sourcing companies all over the world, including Synergies Worldwide and Pearl Global. He has partnered with globally recognized retailers and wholesalers all over the world with special expertise in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and China. He continues to consult widely on sourcing and supply chain matters. In 2009, in response to a need in the industry, he founded Sourcing Journal Online. With more than 75,000 subscribers, Sourcing Journal Online is the largest trade journal devoted to the sourcing apparel and textile industry supply chain in the world. In Oct 2017, Penske Media (owners of WWD & FN) acquired Sourcing Journal and its sister publications Rivet and Vamp.

Jason Rabin is President, North America of Global Brands Group. Rabin previously served as Chief Merchandising Officer of Global Brands Group from 2014 to 2017 overseeing the Group's merchandising strategy and global brand portfolio. Formerly, he served as the President of LF Asia Limited managing its fashion and home distribution business in Asia, and as President of Kids Headquarters, a children's and young men's apparel manufacturer. Rabin and his family have long been devoted to the Chabad Center of Jewish Discovery, a non‐profit providing counseling services, adult education classes and children’s camps to families across New York. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House.

Lana Todorovich serves as President, North America Wholesale of Ralph Lauren, appointed in 2017. Since then, Todorovich has been responsible for all categories and brands distributed in North America, including men’s, women’s, children’s, accessories, footwear, home and golf. Todorovich first joined Ralph Lauren in March 2016, as president of the women’s and accessories business. She is the 2009 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, awarded to Americans who exemplify outstanding qualities in both their personal and professional lives. In 2017, she was honored by Delivering Good, at the 11th Annual Women of Inspiration Luncheon for her business achievements and philanthropic efforts. Todorovich also sits on the Board of Governors for YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund.Delivering Good’s nominating committee is chaired by Abbey Doneger, President and CEO of The Doneger Group.

Delivering Good, Inc.

Delivering Good, Inc. (formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and the charity of choice for new product donations made by hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries. Donating new merchandise provides these companies with a simple and effective way to help millions of kids, adults and families facing poverty and disaster each year. Since 1985, over $1.6 billion of donated product has been distributed through our network of community partners. Learn more at www.Delivering-Good.org.

Mar.23,2018:Delivering Good Announces New Directors of Marketing and Development

March, NY, NY -NYC-based nonprofit, Delivering Good, is pleased to announce the hiring of Dionisia Hatzis as Director of Marketing, and the promotion of Lauren Barnett as Director of Development to further the organization’s commitment to helping those in need. In her role as Director of Marketing, Hatzis will be responsible for leading all marketing initiatives, communications and public relations for the organization. “Our board and team are delighted that Dionisia will devote her vast professional skills as well as her commitment to community service to our mission,” said Lisa Gurwitch.

Hatzis comes to Delivering Good with over fifteen years of experience in digital marketing and client relationship management. Most recently, she worked as Head of Communications for Conduit Global, an international business process outsourcing company. Prior to her most recent position, Hatzis served as Resident Stylist for fashion startup, Keaton Row, as well as Head of Communications for customizable promotional merchandiser Golden Goods. Previously, she managed client relationships at Google with companies in the Local & Classifieds and Consumer Packaged Goods industries.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the Delivering Good team. My career has been primarily focused on marketing, communications, technology and fashion, and I am looking forward to applying my experience across a variety of industries in support of the organization’s mission to assist those affected by poverty and natural disasters,” Dionisia said.

Hatzis serves as a board member for Circus Aid, an all-inclusive refugee support service that provides relief from mental anguish while helping build resilience through engagement in occupational therapy-based circus arts.

In her new role as Director of Development, two-year Delivering Good veteran, Lauren Barnett will be responsible for leading all development initiatives, campaigns, and events for the organization.

Barnett joined the Delivering Good team in June 2016, and has over ten years of experience in non-profit development and fundraising events. Most recently, she served as Director of Events and Special Projects for Delivering Good before being promoted to Director of Development earlier this year.

“Lauren has brought a strategic, creative and effective approach to the financial resource development activities of Delivering Good, and we are especially pleased to expand her professional responsibilities within our organization,” said Lisa Gurwitch.

Prior to Delivering Good, Barnett served as Managing Director of Royal Academy America (formerly American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust), an organization that raises money for the Royal Academy of Arts in London. She has also served on a number of young associate boards, including Culturehaus, a board comprised of rising leaders in the Denver area which benefits the Denver Art Museum.

“Having the chance to positively impact so many lives makes this work very rewarding. It has been a privilege to be a part of the Delivering Good team for almost two years now,” said Barnett. “I look forward to bringing my experience and knowledge to this new role and helping to launch the organization to even greater heights.”

Both Hatzis and Barnett will be based in New York City and report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer, Lisa Gurwitch.

Mar.16,2018: Delivering Good to Honor Three Women of Inspiration at June 6 Luncheon

Delivering Good to Honor Three Women of Inspiration at June 6 Luncheon

Delivering Good will honor three industry leaders at our annual Women of Inspiration Luncheon fundraiser on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the elegant Pierre Hotel in New York City. Delivering Good is the charity of choice for new product donations from companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries. Our luncheon will celebrate the accomplishments and the philanthropic achievements of the following three exceptional women. The afternoon will focus on women’s empowerment, a timely theme given the height of today’s #metoo moment. Our social media hashtag will be #DGLuncheon.

HONORING:

Pam Kaufman, President, Consumer Products & Chief Marketing Officer, Nickelodeon

Carole Hochman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Creative Officer, Director, Chairwoman, Naked

Brands

Taryn Rose, MD, Founder and Strategic Advisor, Taryn Rose

FEATURED SPEAKER: Jodi Kantor, prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and best-selling author

HOST: Stan Herman

EVENT CO-CHAIRS:

Karen Bromley, The Bromley Group Carole Postal, Spotlight Licensing

Luncheon tickets are $350 each and tables start at $7,500, with several special opportunities for corporate or brand sponsorship of the Luncheon.

THE PIERRE HOTEL

  • 􏰎  2 East 61 street, New York, New York, 10065
  • 􏰎  Wednesday, June 6, 2018; Reception 11:30 am, Awards and Luncheon 12:00-2:00 pm
  • 􏰎  Business attire

    TICKETS & TABLES CONTACT: 212 279 5343, [email protected]
    MEDIA CONTACT: Shakiera Walker, 646 362 9090, [email protected]

    Delivering Good, Inc. (formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that receives new product donations from hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries. Donating new merchandise to Delivering Good is a simple and effective way for these companies to help millions of kids, adults and families facing poverty and disaster each year. Since 1985, we have distributed over $1.6 billion of donated product through our network of community partners. Learn more at www.Delivering-Good.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn @Delivering Good.

Mar.15,2018: Westin Hotels & Resorts Reveals The Next Industry First

WESTIN HOTELS & RESORTS REVEALS THE NEXT INDUSTRY FIRST  FOCUSED ON IMPROVING THE WELL-BEING OF THE WORLD

 

Hospitality’s Wellness Pioneer Reimagines a Good Night’s Sleep

Through The Power of Pajamas

 

[EMBARGOED] BETHESDA, MD – March 15, 2018 – Westin Hotels & Resorts today announced the launch of Project Rise: ThreadForward, an unprecedented sustainability program that collects, processes and reweaves hotel bed linens transforming them into thousands of pairs of children’s pajamas.  The first-of-its-kind pajamas will be distributed to children in need, whose circumstances can contribute to shortened and more fragmented sleep. Beginning April 16th, Westin will give the gift of better sleep beyond the brand’s hotels, in cities around the world: from New York and Toronto, to Mexico City and Cape Town, and will encourage guests to support by purchasing a pair of pajamas on westinstore.com to benefit the program.

 

“As people integrate wellness into their lifestyle more holistically on the road and at home, giving back has increasingly become important to their overall sense of well-being,” said Brian Povinelli, SVP & Global Brand Leader, Westin Hotels & Resorts.  “Wellness is in the Westin brand's DNA, and Project Rise: Thread Forward is evidence that we can empower the well-being of our guests and associates as well as make a difference in the communities around us - hopefully inspiring change in the industry as a whole.”

 

Last year Westin introduced a global campaign called Let’s Rise, taking on the distractions and unpredictability of travel and empowering people to regain control of their well-being when they need it most, while traveling.  As part of the brand’s rally-cry, Westin looked to their associates for an idea to empower the communities in which they live and work. The brand launched a challenge, Project Rise, asking associates to submit those ideas through the lens of the Six Pillars of Well-being; one idea would be selected and solution funded by the brand.  More than 325 associates from around the world submitted ideas; one inspired insight encouraged the brand to repurpose discarded bed linens that often don’t have a centralized recycling process or recipient.

 

Committed to helping guests get a good night’s sleep since the game-changing debut of the Heavenly Bed® almost 20 years ago, Westin saw an opportunity to not only create an innovative industry-first upcycling program, but also empower sleep in an entirely new way.

 

“Sleep continues to be the foundation of well-being,” asserted Charles Morin, PhD, President of World Sleep Society. “But despite this, one third of all adults and a majority of children are not getting enough sleep. Research suggests that, particularly for children, creating and preserving bedtime routines lead to more restorative sleep, which in turn improves physical and emotional well-being.” The simple act of putting on pajamas as part of a bedtime routine is one way to improve a child’s quality of sleep and cement long-term sleeping habits.

 

As a result of these insights, Westin tapped Clean the World, a leader in global health, best known for its soap recycling programs, and Divergent Energy, who sources the innovative technologies and solutions, to develop the hospitality industry’s first system to collect, process and reweave the discarded linens into a new fabric for pajamas. In just 5 months, 50 Westin hotels around the world submitted approximately 30,000 pounds of bed linens & terry to be sorted, broken down and reweaved into new material, using industry best practices in textile manufacturing. A new and proprietary upcycling process was developed specifically for this program to ensure the new fabric met both U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulations and provided the comfort sought in children’s pajamas.

 

"Upcycling sheets into children's pajamas has never been done before,” said Shawn Seipler, Founder and CEO, Clean the World. “As our partnership with Westin has grown over the past eight years through the bath & soap amenity program, we were excited when Westin came to us to help bring this vision to life.  Westin’s Project Rise: ThreadForward program is a phenomenal effort to continue to improve children's health and create a more sustainable future."

 

Designed in Westin’s signature color palette, zest, mint and flax (grey), the pajamas feature a whimsical illustration of a child rising over a moon with a book – a nod to a better sleep empowering a better day - and will be created in sizes 2-8. With Delivering Good and their network of community partners, Westin will begin donating the first 1500 pajamas next month to children in need, who are most prone to suffer sleep anxieties, in markets around the world.

 

“Our mission to fight poverty and deliver hope to people in need aligns perfectly with what Westin was aiming to achieve with Project Rise: ThreadForward,” said Lisa D. Gurwitch, CEO & President, Delivering Good. “We know that pajamas are among the most requested items of clothing sought by our charitable partners that support low-income households; and we are delighted to work with Westin, who shares our passion and commitment to lift communities and empower people to be their best selves.”

 

As the global demand for well-being continues to grow and more people integrate wellness into their lifestyle, a new trend has emerged. Increasingly people consider giving back as an important part of their wellness routine, along with sleeping more, eating well and exercising.

 

In a recent global study:

  • 77%of global respondents say giving back enhances their overall well-being
  • Nearly 1 in 2 respondents in North America said it is very important to give back
  • 80%of those surveyed globally have intentions to give back while traveling in the next 12 months
  • And while nearly1 in 4 travelers surveyed have volunteered through their hotel, 89% of people globally are more likely to book a hotel that provides give-back opportunities.

 

In response, Westin has made it possible for guests to support Project Rise: ThreadForward as well. Beginning on April 16th, the children’s pajamas will be retailed for USD $25.00 at Westinstore.com, and a portion of proceeds will go back to Delivering Good and continuing to support the efforts to give every child the opportunity to Sleep Well.

 

With its powerful penchant to give back, Westin continues to grow and evolve its programs and partnerships, addressing how wellness is integrated into consumers’ lives through the brand’s Six Pillars of Well-Being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well. For more information about the Westin brand’s campaign: Let’s Rise, its commitment to sleep or to learn more about Project Rise: ThreadForward, please visit: www.Westin.com.

 

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Study Methodology

This study is based on a survey conducted by STUDYLOGIC LLC via telephone of approximately 2,520 respondents ages 18 and older with household incomes of $50,000 or above from 4 different regions: North America, Latin America, Europe and AOA (Asia, Oceana and Africa). Interviews were conducted between January 24th and January 31st. The survey averaged 20 minutes in length and contains a margin of error of +/-3%.

 

About Westin Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels & Resorts, a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade, empowers guests, associates and local communities to embrace well-being and be their best selves through the brand’s six pillars of Well-Being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well.  At more than 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience wellness offerings that include the iconic Heavenly Bed, RunWESTIN program, TRX and Peloton fitness equipment and Westin Gear Lending with New Balance, in addition to delicious and nutritious SuperFoodsRx™ and more.  To learn more, visit www.westin.com. Stay connected to Westin: @westin on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Westin.

 

About World Sleep Society

World Sleep Day is organized by World Sleep Society, an international association whose mission is to advance sleep health worldwide. World Sleep Society promotes and encourages education, research and patient care, particularly in those parts of the world where the practice of sleep medicine is less developed. World Sleep Society currently represents over 900 individual healthcare providers and 31 regional sleep societies, totaling over 14,000 members. Learn more at WorldSleepSociety.org and WorldSleepDay.org. Find us on Twitter @_WorldSleep and facebook.com/WASMF.

 

About Clean the World

Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to the mission of saving millions of lives around the world while simultaneously diverting hotel waste from landfills. Clean the World operates soap recycling centers in Orlando, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, and Punta Cana and leads a "Global Hygiene Revolution" to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 5,000 hotel and resort partners. The organization benefits children and families in countries with a high pre-adolescent death rate due to acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera) – which are two of the top killers of children under the age of five. Since 2009, more than 44 million bars of Clean the World soap have been distributed in over 127 countries. Clean the World has served over 10 million individuals through its soap distribution and hygiene education programs. In addition, Clean the World provides hygiene kits to relief organizations throughout North America. More information: CleanTheWorld.org.

 

About Delivering Good

Delivering Good is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, with a mission to provide new merchandise to people who have been affected by poverty and tragedy. It is the charity of choice for new product donations made by hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries. Donations include new clothing, books, shoes, toys, baby products, and other items for children and adults, and make certain that every needy recipient receives the fundamentals necessary for success. More information is online at Delivering-Good.org, and @DeliveringGood on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Dec.18,2017: Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce $1.7 Million in Aid for Residents Displaced by Hurricane Maria

Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce $1.7 Million in Aid for Residents Displaced by Hurricane Maria

December 18, 2017

 

Over 420 tons of critically-needed supplies were collected through the City’s donation drive in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

 

NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced a public-private partnership to provide over $1.5 million worth of supplies ­– including clothing, bedding and other home goods – to residents displaced by Hurricane Maria, which struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on September 21st. In addition, over $200,000 has been pledged from New Yorkers through the Mayor’s Fund website, voluntary payroll donations from NYC employees, and a month-long campaign led by iHeartMedia since the hurricane.

 

“It’s moments like these when I’m most proud of this city,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Not only have we welcomed those displaced from Hurricane Maria into our city and our homes, New Yorkers from every borough have also donated to help ensure they’re comfortable once they get here. It’s that spirit that makes New York City the best city in the world.”

 

“In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, New Yorkers have shown time and time again that they are willing to come together to help Puerto Rico – whose residents are still struggling with lack of water, electricity, and basic living supplies,” said Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. “I am proud to lead Council efforts to assist the island as it continues to rebuild. In addition to the $200,000 donated by New Yorkers, over $1.5 million worth of supplies will be contributed through the joint effort of the Council, the Mayor’s Office, and community partners, and we will help support Puerto Rico in whatever way possible going forward.”

 

“New Yorkers have shown extraordinary compassion and goodwill for our sisters and brothers in Puerto Rico with this outpouring of donations in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria,” said First Lady Chirlane McCray, Chair of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. “This public-private partnership, fueled by the generosity of New Yorkers, fully supports those struggling to rebuild their homes and communities.”

 

“Once again, New Yorkers have come together to support others in need.  Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands faces a long road to recovery and we must do everything in our power to support evacuees from Hurricane Maria who come to New York City seeking security and support.  Today we announce a public private partnership to give our new neighbors critical necessities they need.  Thank you to our generous partners Delivering Good, Macy’s, Target, NYDIS and others who have come together to represent the best of New York City,” said Gabrielle Fialkoff, Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships.

 

Immediately following Hurricane Maria, the City began collecting donations of critically-needed supplies at firehouses, EMS stations, and police stations across the five boroughs, as well as working with other organizations that collected donations, as well. Over 420 tons – or 840,000 pounds – of critically-needed supplies, including batteries, first-aid kits, diapers, baby food, feminine hygiene products and water have been collected.

 

The Mayor’s Fund is working with Delivering Good, Macy's and Target to provide new winter clothing, bedding, household and other goods totaling $1.5 million to address the unmet needs of displaced Puerto Ricans and residents of the US Virgin Islands through the Hurricane Evacuee Service Center (HESC).Since the Service Center opened, the New York Disaster Interfaith Services has been conducting interviews and needs assessments with displaced families. NYDIS estimates that approximately 5,000 new Puerto Rican and US Virgin Island residents in New York currently have unmet needs in terms of basic clothing and household supplies – and that number is expected to increase during the next 6-12 months as more individuals arrive.

 

The partnership also includes Macy’s, which donated 800 coats valued at $40,000, and Target provided $10,000 in gift cards to support families with school-age children in need of clothing and school supplies. All these provisions will be distributed through a marketplace operated by NYDIS and will be serviced in coordination with New York City’s Hurricane Service Center. The Mayor’s Fund has pledged up to $26,000 to Delivering Good to support these efforts, as well as an initial $15,000 to support NYDIS and the Salvation Army’s early work to bridge immediate clothing and shoe needs. The Salvation Army is also providing warehouse space and delivery support to NYDIS’ Marketplace.

 

The Mayor’s Fund collected over $200,000 total in pledged and received donations, with more than 8,000 New York City employees pledging $100,000 in payroll deductions; every day New Yorkers pledging $83,000; and $50,000 from the month-long fundraising campaign ran by iHeartMedia. A portion of these funds will go to UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery Program and International Medical Corps.

 

The Mayor’s Fund also raised funds to support emergency relief for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, raising a total of $112,000. These funds will support relief efforts being led by the American Red Cross, UNICEF, and the Greater Houston Community Fund.

 

Following the launch of the City’s donation drive in September, the City partnered with JetBlue, Delta and United Airlines to ensure donated items reached affected areas. Many cultural and community organizations throughout the five boroughs hosted their own donation drives to contribute to the City’s efforts, including the Brooklyn Museum.

 

In addition to collecting over 420 tons of supplies, bottles of water, and boxes of food, the City has deployed 299 employees to the island to provide a range of specialized support. These city workers include staff from the Fire Department, Police Department, Emergency Management, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of Sanitation, and the Parks Department. Among other assistance, these city workers assisted with setting up a supply distribution center, debris management, building inspections, forestry work and search and rescue operations.

 

“For the survivors of Hurricane Maria the journey to recovery has just begun and it’s important to remember that now they need our help more than ever,” said Department of Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks.  “It is inspiring to see people helping however they can, with donations, relief efforts on location, and assistance at our Hurricane Relief Center. We want to thank all our partners who have made a difference in the lives of so many.  We must show as much resolve in our desire to help as the people of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands do in enduring after the storm.”

 

“Many hurricane victims have received assistance thanks to the generous New Yorkers who donated cash through the Mayor’s Fund and supplies through the City’s donation drive,” said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito. “Each day, we’re continuing to transport donated items to affected areas while assisting hurricane evacuees in NYC at the Hurricane Evacuee Service Center.”

 

“It has been inspiring to see so many New Yorkers rally behind our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico, following the unprecedented damage caused by the hurricane season this fall.  As we have done with past events that have a major impact on New York and New Yorkers, we are gratified to utilize the Mayor’s Fund to play even a small role in response, and in helping New Yorkers answer the call to help their neighbors,” said Darren Bloch, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Fund.

 

Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez, Senior Advisor to the Mayor, said, "Mayor Bill de Blasio has been unwavering in his support for Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans in New York City. Before Hurricane Maria made landfall, he marshaled our City’s elite emergency response teams from NYCEM and other agencies to plan the City’s response. He continues to support Puerto Ricans on the Island and those who have come to New York City. We stand proud that our city has served as a model for many other U.S. cities' hurricane response efforts.”

 

“Delivering Good is proud to assist the city’s efforts to aid displaced hurricane victims New York City. Every New Yorker deserves a helping hand, and brand new clothes, bedding, home goods, and warm winter coats will help these families get a fresh start in their new homes,” said Lisa Gurwitch, President and CEO of Delivering Good. Our industry connections will help us provide the highest-quality products to meet a wide variety of needs for evacuees. We are eager to get started on this important work.”

 

“New York has always been a refuge for those who need our help. Thousands of Puerto Rico and USVI evacuees have arrived in our city, many with little or no clothing – having lost everything during Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In partnership with our members and donors, NYDIS has been providing emergency cash assistance and metro cards to evacuees in crisis,” said Peter B. Gudaitis, Executive Director, New York Disaster Interfaith Services. “Thanks to the efforts of the NYC Council Speaker and NYCEM Commissioner, NYDIS has now opened an Evacuee Marketplace where donated new (only new) clothing and home goods will be distributed to evacuees trying to rebuild their lives and make NYC their home temporarily or permanently.”

 

“Lite FM is honored to have been a part of raising funds for The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief.  We know how critical the donations are for our friends in Puerto Rico and we really wanted to step up and show our support,” said Chris Conley, 106.7 Lite FM Program Director.

 

“Macy’s executives and associates share a deep connection to the communities where we live and work,” said Sam Harrison, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Giving and Volunteerism at Macy’s. “We’re pleased to take part in this partnership, helping our friends and neighbors from Puerto Rico and New York City rebuild their lives following these natural disasters.”

 

“iHeartRadio NYC is committed to helping serve our local communities in need and we felt that it was imperative to join The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and their efforts to assist the people of Puerto Rico recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria,” said  Scott Hopeck, President, New York Region, iHeartMedia Markets Group.  “Thousands of our listeners’ families living in Puerto Rico have been displaced by this natural disaster and we will continue to partner with the Mayor’s office to offer opportunities for New Yorkers to contribute to relief efforts.”

 

"More than 1.1 million New Yorkers have roots in Puerto Rico, including many members of the MoMA and MoMA PS1 staff, and we have been privileged to work with so many artists from the island including Papo Colo and Allora & Calzadilla, among others” said Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art.  We are honored to help with the city's strong rescue efforts and to host a fundraiser for Puerto Rico in October in collaboration with Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, which included rousing remarks from Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito drawing over 1000 guests and donors including Rosie Perez . This is only the beginning of our ongoing support for Puerto Rico and its vibrant and resilient artist community."

 

“As New York’s Hometown Airline and the largest airline in Puerto Rico, it’s been an honor to join with so many passionate individuals and organizations in the hurricane relief efforts,” said Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s president and CEO.  “The outpouring of caring and support from the NYC community has been tremendous and we know it has made a meaningful impact.  The work is far from done, though, and we will continue to stand with the Puerto Rican community as they rebuild stronger than ever.”

 

"Puerto Rico needs every single bit of help it can get, and the supplies and funds raised through this partnership will go a long way towards helping the people of the island recover following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. I'd like to thank Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito and everyone who has contributed something to help the people of the Commonwealth since Hurricane Maria. More work certainly needs to be done, but the work that has been done has certainly had a major impact," said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

 

“New Yorkers have stood firm and united in our efforts to support residents displaced following Hurricane Maria,” said U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat. “Our commitment through donations, large and small, to provide basic necessities, supplies and resources remain critical to helping affected individuals get back on track. I am proud to stand with Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for today’s announcement to further our public-private partnership for continued support of displaced residents throughout Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.”

 

“New Yorkers continue to step up when it comes to providing relief to the millions of Americans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that were devastated by Hurricane Maria. The road to recovery will be long and full of challenges, but efforts like these are essential to helping the islands and its people rebuild," said State Senator Gustavo Rivera. "I thank Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverito for their leadership and I look forward to continue working with them to provide much needed relief to those affected by Hurricane Maria."

 

“Puerto Rican disaster relief has been my top priority since Maria hit the island," said Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz. "My office has served as a supply hub, collecting and sending needed medical, food and other supplies and clothes. I welcome this new effort to help continue the recovery. We must all remember that our friends and families in Puerto Rico are still in great need.”

 

Assembly Member Luis Sepulveda said, “New York once again has shown it is a city with a heart. Along with posting information about city donation centers, my district office was filled to the rafters with donations of bottled water, canned goods, diapers, clothing and other items that were shipped out in the first round. Now we are filling up again with donations, as well as with warm clothing for those refugees from the affected islands who have fled to New York.  The road to recovery will be a long one, I fear. But with the massive caring effort by the city and others, I believe it has already been made that much shorter.”

 

“The road to recovery for Puerto Rico will be a long one, but New Yorkers have united to instill hope for the thousands of families impacted. The over 400 tons of supplies collected and money raised is a testament to the New York spirit and our commitment to aid displaced families. I commend the Mayor and the Speaker for their expeditious response to Hurricane Maria victims and commend the City of New York for their contributions to the relief efforts, large and small,” said Council Member Antonio Reynoso.

 

About the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City

 

The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, chaired by First Lady Chirlane McCray, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization committed to promoting partnerships between the City and the private sector in support of high-impact public programs. The Mayor’s Fund is focused on serving as a vehicle for the generous business and philanthropic communities to contribute to City programs and enhance the lives of New Yorkers in areas ranging from mental health, to youth workforce development, to immigration and citizenship. To learn more about the Mayor’s Fund, visit nyc.gov/fund.

 

About Delivering Good

 

Delivering Good is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, with a mission to provide new merchandise to people who have been affected by poverty and tragedy. We are the charity of choice for new product donations made by hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries. Donations include new clothing, books, shoes, toys, baby products, and other items for children and adults, and our outreach programs make certain that every needy recipient receives the fundamentals necessary for success.

 

About New York Disaster Interfaith Services

 

New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) is a 501(c)(3) faith-based federation of service providers and charitable organizations who work in partnership to provide disaster readiness, response, and recovery services to New York City. Their mission is to inspire, connect and provide resources for New York City faith communities serving in disaster to create an urban environment of social justice for all.

 

[email protected]

(212) 788-2958

Sept.6.2017: C&F ENTERPRISES Donates to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

C&F ENTERPRISES Donates to hurricane HARVEY relief efforts

C&F Enterprises teams up with Delivering Good to supply quilts to those affected by Hurricane Harvey

NEWPORT NEWS, Va.,— C&F Enterprises is teaming up with New York based charity, Delivering Good to aid Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Southeastern Texas. The wholesale home décor, bedding, and gift company donated more than 140 quilts to those affected by the catastrophic storm, which left more than 30,000 people displaced from their homes.

“At C&F Enterprises, one of our core values is ‘serve every day.’” said Colleen Hall, senior marketing manager. “As soon as we heard of the devastation in Houston, we knew we wanted to help, and we knew exactly how we could do so.”

The company, which hosts brands such as C&F Home, ELISABETH YORK, carol & frank, and Gallerie II, hopes that its collaboration with Delivering Good will bring a small comfort of home to individuals and families who have experienced devastating loss due to high speed wind and flooding.

“Our thoughts are with the families and individuals who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Delivering Good is committed to providing new apparel, home goods, and other needed items to support local relief efforts towards helping rebuild communities,” said Delivering Good President & CEO Lisa Gurwitch. “We are also working with AAFA and other trade organizations to engage the industry in this humanitarian response.”

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Delivering Good, Inc. (formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and the charity of choice for new product donations made by hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries. Donating new merchandise provides these companies with a simple and effective way to help millions of kids, adults and families facing poverty and disaster each year. Since 1985, over $1.6 billion of donated product has been distributed through our network of community partners. Learn more at www.Delivering-Good.org.

Jun.12, 2017: Delivering Good Recognizes Women of Inspiration

Event Celebrates New Name & Record Turn Out

(New York, NY) – June 12, 2017 – Delivering Good (formerly K.I.D.S/Fashion Delivers), welcomed executives and personalities from the children’s, fashion, home and related industries as it hosted the 11th annual Women of Inspiration Luncheon. The charity, headed by Lisa Gurwitch, President and CEO, and Allan Ellinger, board chairman, has donated $1.6 billion in new apparel and goods to children and adults in need over the past 32 years. Delivering Good’s annual luncheon recognizes women executives for their achievements and philanthropic efforts. The Women of Inspiration luncheon, which took place at the Pierre Hotel in New York City, surpassed past records with attendance of 460 guests and raising more than $429,000.

This year’s honorees included women of diverse backgrounds who celebrate Delivering Good’s mission of helping others in need. Fashion designer, Tracy Reese was presented her award by designer Stan Herman and spoke about advocating for HIV charities, and her work for Planned Parenthood, Jackets for Jobs and Bottomless Closet. Carole Postal, who is on the board of directors for Delivering Good, presented Gaye Dean, marketing director for licensing, Target, with her award. Dean was recognized for her work for Bike Cops for Kids, which gives free bikes to kids in need and helps establish positive relationships with police officers. Lana Todorovich, president, North America wholesale, Ralph Lauren, was presented with the award by her daughter, Emma Todorovich, of Rag & Bone. Lana Todorovich spoke about her humanitarian work as the founder of Circle of Hope Children’s Foundation, dedicated to providing need-based aid to underprivileged children from all walks of life.

Speaking about the name change as a way to reflect focused, ongoing support for children and families facing poverty and disaster, Milou Gywn, VP Licensing at Jockey International, Inc. and member of the Delivering Good board of directors, said, "Three years ago K.I.D.S. and Fashion Delivers merged, and together the two organizations are greater than the sum of our parts. We recognized that we needed a new name, one that reflected the opportunity we were all so excited about, and our future. We now feel we have a brand that can build on more than 30 years of helping millions of people challenged by poverty and natural disasters.”

Today, under its new name, the charity’s mission still stands, uniting retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals in an effort to collect brand new apparel, accessories, shoes, home furnishings, toys, books and other items to distribute to the poor and disadvantaged. The organization has helped more than 500 community-based social service agencies through its programs, with many of them having been with the charity for more than 30 years.

“Our mission began and continues to this day with a vision of assisting people -- in many cases people we would never meet – with brand new, needed items. In so many ways, this luncheon celebrated our past as well as where we are headed,” said Allan Elinger, board chairman and Co-Founder, Senior Managing Partner, MMG Advisors.

About Delivering Good:

Delivering Good, Inc. (formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and the charity of choice for new product donations made by hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children's industries. Donating new merchandise provides these companies with a simple and effective way to help millions of kids, adults and families facing poverty and disaster. Since 1985, over $1.6 billion of donated product has been distributed through our network of community partners. Follow Delivering Good on social media: @DeliveringGood on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find out more online at http://www.delivering-good.org

Images from the Delivering Good Women of Inspiration Luncheon are available here: http://bit.ly/DGLuncheonCaptioned

Contacts:

Nataly Blumberg, The Bromley Group, 516-859-6665, [email protected]

Shakiera Walker, Delivering Good, 646-362-9090, [email protected]

May 9, 2017: K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Changes Name to Delivering Good

National 32-year-old charity re-launches its brand to reflect focused, ongoing support for children and families facing poverty and disaster

May 9, 2017 (New York City) – Delivering Good is the new name for the national charity formerly known as K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers. For 32 years, the charity has helped millions of kids, adults and families affected by poverty and disaster resulting in over $1.6 billion of donated product that has been distributed through a network of community partners. In 2016, nearly 400 companies donated approximately $200 million* of new apparel, accessories, shoes, home furnishings, toys, books and other useful items, distributed by more than 500 community partners to people in need.

The name change reflects both new and continuing efforts to fight poverty and tragedies through the gift and delivery of new products. The models for helping others are changing nationwide and worldwide, and the re-launch will allow Delivering Good to better communicate its mission of delivering hope and dignity to people in need through community nonprofit partners.

“As our charity has evolved, we wanted to have a name and brand that could be embraced by our product donors, our financial donors, our community partners and the broader audience of consumers,” said Board Chairman Allan Ellinger. “Our programs are expanding to include donations and drives by children, company employees, community groups and more. Recently in Los Angeles, our staff was on the ground Delivering Good by personally handing out sandwiches and new socks to homeless men and women. At the other end of the spectrum, we have brands like BOBS from Skechers, who are Delivering Good by donating 8.4 million pairs of children’s shoes over the past six years, with another million pairs this year.”

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The name change will be complete on June 7, when the new website www.Delivering-Good.org will go live as part of the charity’s Women of Inspiration Luncheon in New York City. Helping to celebrate the milestone will be the luncheon honorees, fashion designer Tracy Reese, Gaye Dean of Target and Lana Todorovich of Ralph Lauren.

Delivering Good’s social media sites are now live: @DeliveringGood on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The charity’s current website (www.DonateProduct.com) will provide updates on the renaming progress until the switch on June 7.

Delivering Good receives high ratings from a number of organizations for low overhead and the ability to help people effectively. The charity efficiently leverages cash donations to achieve its mission – for every $10 of cash contributed, over $100 of donated new product can be provided to kids, adults or families in need. Delivering Good distributes product donations through a network of community partners to offer hope and dignity.

The new name and logo for Delivering Good was developed by the renowned design and branding firm of Graj + Gustavsen in New York City, who provided its services pro bono. The law firm of Pryor Cashman has also supported the rebranding initiative. Board of Directors Vice President Milou Gwyn led this effort in her role as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, together with President and CEO Lisa Gurwitch.

Delivering Good, Inc. (formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and the charity of choice for new product donations made by hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries. Donating new merchandise provides these companies with a simple and effective way to help millions of kids, adults and families facing poverty and disaster. Since 1985, over $1.6 billion of donated product has been distributed through our network of community partners.

Oct.6,2016 K.I.D.S/ Fashion Delivers Call for Donation of One Million Pairs of New Socks To help Homeless and Poor

New York, October 6, 2016 – K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers and the American Apparel & Footwear Association have teamed up to supply one million pairs of socks to the nation’s homeless and poor in honor of World Homeless Day, which will be observed on October 10. The socks will be distributed at shelters throughout the country for individuals without a home or access to clean, new clothing. Donations will begin on October 10 and continue throughout the following 12 months.

To date, the companies DSW Inc., GBG Socks, LLC/Planet Sox, Gold Medal International, No nonsense, Renfro Corporation, TTI Global Resources, and United Legwear & Apparel Co., among others, have combined to commit over 500,000 pairs of socks to people in need. AAFA and K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers continue to seek donations from additional companies to reach the goal of one million pairs of socks. Any company that is interested in donating new socks for this campaign, or needs further information, may email Merrie Keller at [email protected] or call 212-279-5325.

The National Alliance to End Homelessness reports that in 2015, more than half a million Americans were identified as homeless – 63 percent of that total were individuals and 37 percent were people in families. According to agencies that support homeless and the needy, socks and underwear are among the most requested, non-consumable items because they must be purchased brand new, unlike coats that are regularly donated secondhand.

Recognizing the ability for the legwear industry to make a significant impact by collectively donating overstock and samples, Isaac E. Ash, President and CEO of United Legwear & Apparel Co. challenged industry colleagues to donate more than what they might normally allocate for charities. At a recent AAFA Legwear Committee meeting, Mr. Ash challenged his colleagues to join forces and reach a goal of one million pairs of socks. “We all have so much to give, and pooling resources will get more product to people,” said Ash. “It can also call attention to these often-forgotten populations as weather becomes colder.”

“AAFA is always enthusiastic to take on a unique opportunity,” said Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of AAFA. “When our legwear members challenged us to help raise one million pairs of socks for the homeless, the stakes were high but the potential impact even greater. Thinking that a warm pair of socks can make a difference with every person that we touch, AAFA is working hard to help make this program a huge success.”

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“Over the next few months, we will be distributing the socks as they are donated, supporting many communities nationwide in their efforts to help homeless and poverty-stricken people,” said K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers President & CEO, Lisa Gurwitch. “In addition, donor companies will engage employees to visit local agencies and personally give socks to the people in need.”

Initial distributions are being planned for New York; Washington, DC; Chicago; Los Angeles; Houston; and North Carolina. More information about the campaign and updates on its progress will be online at www.OneMillionPairs.org. Individuals and groups can show their support on social media using #OneMillionPairs.

About AAFA: Representing more than 1,000 world famous name brands, the American Apparel &

Footwear Association (AAFA) is the trusted public policy and political voice of the apparel and footwear industry, its management and shareholders, its four million U.S. workers, and its contribution of $361 billion in annual U.S. retail sales. AAFA stands at the forefront as a leader of positive change for the apparel and footwear industry. With integrity and purpose, AAFA delivers a unified voice on key legislative and regulatory issues. AAFA enables a collaborative forum to promote

best practices and innovation. AAFA’s comprehensive work ensures the continued success and growth of the apparel and footwear industry, its suppliers, and its customers.

About KI.D.S./Fashion Delivers: K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Inc. is the charity of choice for new product donations made by hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries. Donating new merchandise provides these companies with a simple and effective way to help people in need. Founded over 30 years ago, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers is a 501 (c (3) nonprofit organization that unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to support people affected by poverty and tragedy. Since 1985, over $1.4 billion of donated products have been distributed through our network of community partners, serving the poor and disadvantaged worldwide. For more information, please visit www.DonateProduct.com.

Media Contacts:

Shakiera Walker, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, [email protected], ph. 646-362-9090 Alexander Gibson, AAFA, [email protected], ph. 202-853-9356

Aug.15,2016: K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Names Honorees for Annual Gala November 9, 2016 in NYC

August 29, 2016 (New York, NY) — K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, the charity of choice for new product donations made by companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries, will honor two industry leaders at its annual gala fundraiser Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at the prestigious American Museum of Natural History in New York City. This year, the charity’s annual gala recognizes the support of Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Merchandising Officer at Toys“R”Us, Inc. and Marc Heller, President of CIT Commercial Services and K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Executive Board Member. The honorees’ commitment to K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers over the years has impacted millions of children, families and individuals in need, both nationally and internationally. In addition to the two honorees, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers is also recognizing three top product donors, highlighting their contributions to the organization and how they have helped improve the lives of millions of people in need every year. Together, Global Brands Group, PVH Corp., and Skechers USA have given K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers over $113 million in useful, new product. “Every year, it is an honor to come together to support K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers with leaders in the fashion, home, and children’s industries,” said Gala Co-Chairman Rick Darling of Li & Fung Trading, Inc. “K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers makes a profound impact in the lives of those challenged by poverty and natural disasters.” “The K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers gala is an amazing celebration that helps support people in need.” said Gala Co-Chairman Howard Kahn of Kahn Lucas. “This year, we have the pleasure of also honoring top product donors who provide new product for people challenged by poverty, who would otherwise have to make hard choices between food, housing or new clothes.” hope, dignity and self-esteem to people in need. Gala tables start at $15,000, and a limited number of individual tickets will be available at $1,500. There are also several special opportunities for corporate or brand sponsorship at the gala; for additional information please contact Lauren Barnett at [email protected] or via phone at 212-279-5343 To learn more about the gala, visit www.KIDSFDGALA.com. This year’s gala highlights the theme of #DeliveringGood, and the need for new product is immensely important – today one out of every six Americans face poverty.

Throughout the year, our product donors help us provide  K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Inc. is the charity of choice for new product donations made by hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries. Donating new merchandise provides these companies with a simple and effective way to help people in need. Founded over 30 years ago, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to support people affected by poverty and tragedy. K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers is an extremely efficient charity, with more than 97% of revenue dedicated to its charitable program of distributing apparel, accessories, shoes, home furnishings, toys, books and other useful items. Since 1985, over $1.4 billion of donated products have been distributed through our network of community partners, serving the poor and disadvantaged worldwide. For more information, please visit www.DonateProduct.com.

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