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#gerberwearcares, Helping Families in Need Throughout the Year

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Gerber Childrenswear is an expert resource for how to clothe and care for babies, toddlers and children, but it is also a company that gives back to its communities. This holiday season we are looking back at how Gerber Childrenswear has helped families throughout 2015 with the donation of apparel and other products. K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, the company’s charity partner, encourages the fashion and children’s industries to give back by donating new merchandise for people in need. This past year Gerber Childrenswear has donated over 144,000 pieces of new clothing worth nearly $1 million to K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers!

 

While most consumers and fans of the brand don’t have thousands of pieces of new product to give, they can show their commitment to helping children and families by donating money to K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers; the money raised will help distribute donated new product to families in need. In fact, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers is so efficient that every $1 donated helps move $10 of donated new product.

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   Volunteers at Baby Bundles in Charlotte, NC prepare donated product for clients.

One of our community partners that received product from Gerber Childrenswear is Baby Bundles in Charlotte, NC. The organization uses volunteers to sort donated product and pack items into the charity’s signature Baby Bundles, full of supplies to help new parents care for their baby.

 

“In 2016, we plan to provide Bundles to 750 fragile families in Charlotte; that’s a 50% increase over our 2015 goal,” said Rebecca Grant, executive director of the community charity Baby Bundles. “The donation we received from Gerber Childrenswear though K.I.D.S./Family Delivers allows us to start the new year with a full warehouse, ready to support families and newborns in need!”

 

To support K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers work today, please CLICK HERE and make a donation!

 

“Roughly 50 million people in the U.S. live in poverty, including seven million families,” said Gary Simmons, CEO/President of Gerber Childrenswear. “K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers brings together a diverse network of more than 1000 community partners and 390 donors throughout the 50 states and the world to distribute donated product. Gerber Childrenswear has been a long-standing partner with this non-profit organization for over 25 years helping children and families in times of need.”

 

Gerber began in 1928 with a dedication to the well-being of babies all over the world. Today, the Gerber Childrenswear brand remains committed to safety and quality, and is passionate about doing what’s best for mom and baby. The company has been a longtime supporter of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers; below are the distributions of new product from the donations Gerber Childrenswear made to K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers in 2015:

 

1/27/2015 Secaucus, NJ

819 pieces of assorted infant/layette clothing worth $10,000 were distributed to the Town of Secaucus, NJ to help poor residents and those recovering from a large apartment complex fire earlier in 2015.

 

3/2/2015 Issaquah, WA

2,316 pieces of assorted girl’s bodysuits and robes worth $47,000 were provided to Eastside Baby Corner in Issaquah, WA. As a nonprofit partner of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Eastside Baby Corner helps kids thrive by providing the basic necessities that every child needs.

 

5/11/2015 Brooklyn, NY

440 pieces of assorted infant/layette clothing worth $5,500 were given to the Caribbean American Center of Brooklyn, NY. The Caribbean American Center supports needy minorities and immigrants residing in New York City, and has been a longtime partner of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers.

 

5/22/2015 Nepal

40,928 pieces of assorted onesies/infant/layette clothing worth $182,000 were delivered to Operation Compassion for the Nepal earthquake survivors. Operation Compassion is a nonprofit partner of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, assisting with natural disaster relief in the US and around the world.

 

9/10/2015 Charlotte, NC

1,052 pieces of children’s apparel worth $19,000 were provided to Baby Bundles in Charlotte, NC. Baby Bundles is dedicated to helping mothers in financial need in the Charlotte, NC area, and has been a nonprofit partner of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers since 2014.

 

10/17/2015 Columbia, SC

34,735 pieces of children’s apparel worth $235,000 were distributed to the City of Columbia, SC. K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers is working with the city to help residents recovering from the recent historic floods.

 

12/14/2015 Colorado and California

63,936 pieces of sleepwear and layette collections worth $430,000 were received by nonprofit partners in Colorado and California, just in time to make the holidays bright for thousands of newborns and their families.

 

To support K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers’ work, please CLICK HERE and make a donation today!

 

Give the Gift of a Fresh Start

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Give Dignity, Give Hope. 

 

Today is the perfect time to pause from holiday shopping and planning and think about those among us who are less fortunate – children, adults and families in distress and in need of assistance. 

 

This holiday season – and throughout the year – I visit children and families in need. When they receive new clothing, home goods, books, shoes, and other essentials they do not have, eyes light up, and smiles appear.

 

The need is real, immense and growing. You can make a difference! Your support of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers will provide not only new essential products, but also hope and self-respect, and optimism for their future.

 

Nearly 30 years ago, I helped to establish K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers with several others.  Based on my own experiences as a child who grew up in the foster care system for several years – I know we all need help sometimes, and that our communities are stronger when we each step up and assist.  These memories continue to motivate me, and I ask you to join me in this journey by supporting K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers.

 

Help us deliver more hope and smiles this holiday season and for the year to come.  Thank you for your support, and best wishes for a joyous and peaceful holiday season.

Karen Bromley

Principal, The Bromley Group,

And Board Member, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers

K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Raises Over $1.8 Million At Annual Gala

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K.I.D.S./ Fashion Delivers honored fashion designer Prabal Gurung, Dow Famulak of Global Brands Group and Stuart M. Brister of Wells Fargo Capital Finance at our Annual Gala, and raised over $1.8 Million for our mission of helping improve the lives of impoverished children and families through the gift of brand new merchandise. The event took place at the prestigious American Museum of Natural History, on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015, In New York City.

Each honoree spoke about the importance of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers’ mission and what the fashion, home, and children’s industries can do to help people in need. Our special guest for the evening was Columbia, SC Mayor Stephen Benjamin who spoke about the significant help K.I.D.S. / Fashion Delivers continues to provide to flood victims in his community. The room was filled to capacity with people who support our mission of improving the lives of others, For the evening Co-hosts Harry Lennix from NBC’s “Blacklist” and journalist Jessica Abo. Actress Amanda Seyfried, who was the presenter of designer Prabal Gurung’s award, added more star power to the evening

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