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Delivering Good Responds to Hurricane Harvey

Tuesday, August 29, 2017   (0 Comments)
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  Delivering Good Responds to Hurricane Harvey

Delivering Good (formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers) is working 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 its partners on the ground who will distribute it to people in need over the next several weeks and months.

 

“We believe that there will be a large number of people displaced from the storm damage and the flooding that is expected to continue through this week,” 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. Consumers can help us with financial donations to help defray the costs of shipping the donations to the affected areas.”

 

Donations of both product and money can be taken through links on 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 needed 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

 

“Initial donors who are supporting these efforts include shoes by BOBS from Skechers, portable cribs from Delta Children, and denim from Jade Marketing Group,” 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.”

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Contact:          Shakiera Walker, Media Manager

                        Shakiera@Delivering-Good.org, 646-362-9090


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