Delivering Good (formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers) is working diligently around the clock with the fashion, home and children’s industries to secure donations of new merchandise for the adults, children and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The charity is currently taking donations of product as well as cash, which will help transport the merchandise to community partners on the ground who will distribute it to people in need over the next several weeks and months.
“We are pleased with the early response from many of our generous product donors, but we will need much more assistance to help alleviate the damage caused by this catastrophic storm.” said Delivering Good Chairman Allan Ellinger. “We are asking the industry to provide us with new products, as they have in so many disasters we have responded to in the past. Individuals, including consumers and associates can help us with financial donations to help defray the costs of shipping the donations to the affected areas.”
“Initial donors who are supporting these efforts include Anew Legwear, BOBS from Skechers, Carters, Delta Children, Evenflo, Gymboree, Hanesbrands, Haddad Brands, IKEA, Jade Marketing Group, Li & Fung, LT Apparel Group, Perry Ellis, Tailored Brands, and Sternlein” said Delivering Good President & CEO Lisa Gurwitch. “Additionally, we are coordinating with industry organizations including AAFA, CFDA, HFPA, Accessories Council, JPMA, ABC Kids Expo, LIMA, Toy Industry Foundation and others to engage the industry in this humanitarian response.”
Additionally, Burlington Stores is providing $100,000 in store gift cards to help residents replace their belongings.
Donations of both product and money can be made through links at the Hurricane Harvey web page at http://www.delivering-good.org/disaster-relief/.
Delivering Good has secured warehousing to receive and stage the donations now. The most important merchandise that we will need includes:
- apparel for men, women and children
- underwear and socks for men, women and children
- towels, sheets, blankets, comforters and pillows
- toothbrushes, wash cloths and personal care items
Anyone wishing to help can stay apprised of the efforts by visiting Delivering Good’s disaster link above or by following on Facebook or Twitter @DeliveringGood and on LinkedIn. Any donations of product or cash that can’t be used for Hurricane Harvey relief will be used for ongoing poverty needs.