Deb Gordon’s guest was Lisa Gurwitch, President and CEO of K.I.D.S/Fashion Delivers, Inc., a New York based non-profit started in 1985 that provides brand new items including clothes, shoes, toys, and books to children in need in the U.S, and abroad.
Ms. Gurwitch discussed how the organization helps to improve the lives of those they serve by working with community partners in the fashion, home and children’s industries who donate new products for distribution by non-profit agencies.
Since its inception, K.I.D.S/Fashion Delivers has distributed over $1.2 billion of donated products to the poor and disadvantaged.
“The organizations that we work with tell us how valuable it is for them to be able to offer things like newborn clothing to families that they are working with…These are people who are struggling with obstacles that you and I would find very difficult to overcome. So, I have tremendous respect for people who are trying to overcome addiction or trying to break the cycle of poverty in their own families,” said Gurwich.
Spotlighted the K.I.D.S/Fashion Delivers November 4th gala fundraiser at The American Museum of Natural History, which will honor individuals and organizations who have joined the K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers efforts, and are dedicated to helping to foster their mission to provide hope, dignity and self-esteem to people and children in need.
Renown fashion designer, Prabal Gurung will accept the award on behalf of Shikshya Foundation Nepal for their relief efforts after their devastating earthquake.
Other notable attendees and supporters at this year’s event will include CFDA’s Steven Kolb, actress Amanda Seyfried, and singer Neil Diamond.
For more information, and to donate, visit www.DonateProduct.com.
–Deb Gordon/Fresh 102.7