Eight hundred industry leaders joined Kids In Distressed Situations and Fashion Delivers for their annual fundraising gala on Nov. 6, raising $1.4 million and several hundred thousand dollars in product donations.
Held at Chelsea Piers in New York City, the event was hosted by actress and producer Vivica A. Fox.
This year’s honorees included Brendan Hoffman, president and chief executive officer, The Bon-Ton Stores; Peter Comisar, vice chairman, investment banking, Guggenheim Partners; Robert Campbell, chairman and chief executive officer, BBC International; and Daisy Fuentes, fashion entrepreneur and television personality.
The event celebrated the industry’s efforts to provide families and children in need with supplies and goods, in partnership with K.I.D.S. and Fashion Delivers.
K.I.D.S. and Fashion Delivers help fight the consequences of poverty by soliciting excess children’s, adult and home merchandise and bringing them to families and children in need. To date, more than $1 billion of donated goods have been distributed through a network of more than 1,000 community charities serving the poor and disadvantaged worldwide.
“This year’s gala celebrates the growing collaboration between K.I.D.S. and Fashion Delivers as we reach new levels of impact, helping families affected by these challenging times,” says Kevin Burke, chairman of the board, K.I.D.S. “This is especially important following recent natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes and the Colorado floods.”