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MAM USA Helps Soothe Children in Need by Donating Over 800 Pacifiers to K.I.D.S.

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K.I.D.S. sends a big thank you to MAM, a leader in the baby care industry, for donating more than 800 of its award-winning pacifiers to us for distributing to children in need.  A long-time and generous supporter of K.I.D.S., MAM’s most recent donation benefited children at Two Hearts Pregnancy Care Center in Ashland Kentucky, Sussex Pregnancy Care Center in Georgetown Delaware, Safe Space in Jamaica NY and The Baby College in New York City.

MAM Peter Rohrig

MAM founder Peter Rohrig

“We have a proud history of supporting K.I.D.S. to help achieve their goal of aiding children affected by poverty,” said Fritz Hirsch, CEO MAM USA.  “As a global company with a mission to make smart and simple products to give babies the best start in life, this is a great association for MAM to aid a charity; that reaches such an extraordinary amount of children in need.”

Founded in Vienna, Austria by plastics engineer Peter Rohrig, the family-run company launched the first MAM pacifier in 1976, forever raising the industry’s standards in design and functionality.  Today, the trusted brand’s product range includes bottles, pacifiers, functional teethers, training cups and oral care items sold in more than 30 countries and over five continents. Great design and well thought-out products are the defining aspects of the MAM brand.  All MAM products are developed by a team of engineers, medical experts and studio designers to provide baby gear of unmatched quality.

To learn more about MAM, visit and connect with MAM on Facebook (, Twitter  (@mambaby), YouTube (subscribe to MAMbabyUSA) and Pinterest (

If you’re a manufacturer of a children’s product interested in making an inventory donation to K.I.D.S., click here.

Best Practices: The preppy Best & Co. brand supports military children in need by donating over 13,000 items of clothing to K.I.D.S. for Operation Homefront.


Children of families in the armed forces will be blessed with a generous gift of style this back-to-school season thanks to Best & Co. The quintessential American classic children’s and family clothing brand recently donated over 13,000 items of new children’s clothes to K.I.D.S. We, in turn, will distribute the beautiful children’s clothes to our longtime collaborator Operation Homefront.

A dress by Best & Co.

A dress by Best & Co.

“Best & Co. is synonymous with American style and classic children’s clothing for generations of parents, grandparents and friends alike,” said Fabiola Arredondo, Managing Partner of Best & Co. “As one of America’s oldest heritage family clothing brands, Best & Co. is delighted to make this donation to K.I.D.S and to Operation Homefront in support of our American military families. Their work and commitment to our country are an inspiration to us all.”

Launched in 1879 by Albert Best, Best & Co. has for generations been the choice for families, presidential and otherwise, to clothe their children. John F. Kennedy Jr. had his regular haircut at the barber shop in the 5th Avenue store. Jackie Kennedy was a loyal customer, and over the years many prominent figures have also clothed their children in Best & Co. In the late 1990s and 2000s, Best & Co. was owned by Tommy and Susie Hilfiger and its children’s clothing was distributed online, through trunk shows and in its own branded stores in Nantucket, MA, Greenwich, CT, and in Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and FAO Schwarz. Having been recently bought by a private investment company, Best & Co. is currently preparing for its re-launch in 2014.

Preppy boys' wear by Best & Co.

Preppy boys’ wear by Best & Co.

Operation Homefront was formed in 2002 to support the families of deployed service members immediately following 9/11. Based in San Antonio, Texas, the organization currently provides services to military families across the nation with 23 locations serving 43 states. The majority of their clients are the lowest-paid service members, the E-1 through E-6 enlisted ranks.

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Modnique launches children's e-commerce division and makes $2 million inventory donation to K.I.D.S.

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It’s been a summer marked by wonderful corporate generosity for Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) and Modnique, Inc. played a starring role in it.

The global fashion e-commerce retailer based in Redondo Beach, CA, recently donated $2 million in inventory to K.I.D.S. to mark its entry into the children’s market with Modnique Kids, their children’s vertical which offers international style for children and moms at a discount.  Modnique made the donation, which includes women’s, children’s and baby apparel as well as books, toys, shoes, and home goods, in the wake of its asset purchase agreement with Totsy ( Inc., a New York-based children’s e-retailer. Dotcom Distribution (, the distribution and fulfillment partner for Totsy, donated a substantial portion of the costs associated with packing labor and materials.

Einaras von Gravrock

Modnique CEO and co-founder Einaras von Gravrock

Modnique wanted to support children and families who have survived disaster and felt it was important to select a philanthropic organization with an international scope, similar to that of its own.

“Our customers are spread around the world in over 150 countries, with more than half residing outside the U.S.  What we loved most about K.I.D.S. was that their global reach could provide maximum relief to children in all the countries important to our customers,” said Einaras von Gravrock, CEO and Co-founder of Modnique.

Founded in 2010, Modnique runs boutique events for apparel, jewelry, shoes, handbags, watches, accessories, kids and beauty at up to 85 percent off retail.  The company specializes in sourcing and shipping brands from around the world.  New merchandise arrives daily and is featured in 36-72 hour sale events, while curated shops house inventory without an expiration date.  Events and shops are sourced for the chic, international consumer and feature brand name items as well as emerging designers. The majority of sales come from outside the U.S.

Everyone at K.I.D.S. extends a big thank-you to Einaras von Gravrock and his team at Modnique for giving children in need two million reasons to smile.

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