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New Director of Product Procurement Joins K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Team

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Keller stands next to some thank-you art created by the children at Cherry Kids, a community partner of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers that she recently visited. Cherry Kids is an after school center offering summer programs, dance and music classes in addition to individualized tutoring services; the organization receives donated new product from K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers to support the children in its programs.”

August 11, 2016 (New York, NY) — K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, the charity of choice for new product donations made by companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries, welcomes Merrie Keller as its new Director of Product Procurement as of June 27, 2016. Keller joins K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers with over twenty years of experience as a business development and brand management professional, and extensive knowledge of the fashion and home product industries.

“Merrie will bring leadership and creativity to the work of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, as well as a deep sense of commitment to helping children, adults and families in need,” says K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers President & CEO Lisa Gurwitch. “She has served companies at a variety of executive and leadership roles related to product development, and brings additional perspective and experience to the organization. The need for donations of useful, new product is enormous – today, one out of every six Americans faces poverty. Merrie will help us fill the gap faced by people in need.”

“I am thrilled to be with an organization that makes such a profound impact in the lives of so many people,” said Keller. “K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers gives me an opportunity to use my product experience for those that simply need a helping hand. I see it not just as a job, but also as a privilege to work with a team of passionate and committed professionals and industry leaders.”

Keller’s career has included the development of strategic brand partnerships, licensing agreements, designer collaborations and retail partnership initiatives, at notable companies like The Beanstalk Group, Matchbook Company, and Perpetual Licensing. As the Director of Product Procurement, her goals are to oversee and expand product donor relations, so that K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers can exceed its goal of $155 million of new apparel, toys, books, home items and other merchandise in 2016. By providing only new product, the people in need also receive the gift of both hope and dignity.

K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Inc. is 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 people in need. Founded over 30 years ago, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to support people affected by poverty and tragedy. K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers is an extremely efficient charity, with more than 97% of revenue dedicated to its charitable program of distributing apparel, accessories, shoes, home furnishings, toys, books and other useful items. Since 1985, over $1.4 billion of donated products have been distributed through our network of community partners, serving the poor and disadvantaged worldwide. For more information, please visit www.DonateProduct.com.

H&M Debuts Buy Home, Give Home Campaign with K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers

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H&M’s Buy Home, Give Home campaign, launching today, will allow customers to give back with home purchases made at U.S. H&M locations carrying the line and through hm.com. For every H&M Home item purchased between August 4th and August 18th, the retailer will donate an item to families in need, up to $165,000 worth of household product. The donation is made to H&M’s non-profit partner K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, a charity that provides new merchandise to at-risk children, families, and individuals through a network of 1000+ U.S. community partners, offering hope, dignity,and self-esteem.

 

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“Families in need have limited budgets that usually must be spent on essential items like food, rent or clothes. These donated items will allow them to add some touches of flair and personality to their homes, without having to choose between daily needs and a little comforting style,” says Lisa Gurwitch, President and CEO of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers.

Key home items in-store and online now include great décor essentials that are perfect for the dorm and beyond! Bedding available includes various colors of fitted sheets for single and double beds in 100% cotton or linen and velvet cushion covers. Woven cotton body and hand towel sets make for soft bathroom necessities and decorative items such as picture frames, mirrors, rugs, and storage items are cozy finishing touches to any living space. The collection ranges in price from $5.99 to $79.99.

In conjunction with the campaign, H&M will be offering a 20% in-store student discount on all home items with the presentation of a valid student ID card. Additional details on the Buy Home, Give Home campaign can be found at www.hm.com/us/.

Anyone wishing to help with cash donations to K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers can do so online at www.DonateProduct.com/HMgivesback.