K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Inc. is so thankful for your generous contribution, which enabled us to provide brand new essentials to children in need throughout the United States. With your support, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers continues to touch the lives of thousands of children all over the country.
Bronx, NY --
Tynesha Hendricks, founder of our community partner's Princess For A Lifetime, "Dress Me Up" program, recently reached out to us about putting together a princess party for 4 year old Maria, who suffers from a chronic medical condition that needs regular hospital care. The program, based in the Bronx, NY, has helped over 100 chronically and terminally ill children feel a little more special and a little less frightened about the procedures they often endure. Our incredible friends Annie and Jen from Ooh! La, La! Couture! responded without hesitation to make sure that Maria got her wish. Thanks to the generosity of donors like yourself and Ooh! La, La! Couture, we were able to provide for Maria and truly make her dream come true and uplift her spirit.
We would not be able to provide this wonderful product without your support. From our experience, we know product donations help fulfill the needs of disadvantaged and distressed children enabling them to look beyond bleak and distressing circumstances into a future filled with hope. The gift of brand new product demonstrates to distressed children that they are not only valuable, but worthy of being valued.
Las Vegas, NV --
In the beginning of September, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers attended the ABC Kids Expo held in Las Vegas, NV. Annually, we are the charity of choice to receive all of the juvenile products donated. After the show, truckloads of items from thousands of generous vendors were packed up and made ready for shipment to our community partners. K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers received about $200,000 worth of brand new products and provided a large portion of the donations to our partner, The Las Vegas Dream Center. Together, we will bring hope to thousands of needy children in the Las Vegas region.
Your support has proven to be an invaluable asset to our programs. Without your continued support, we would be hard pressed to maintain the level of support we currently provide. As always, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers guarantees a 10:1 match for all financial contributions. We have, and will continue to stretch your dollars to their capacity.
Our goal is to raise $5,000, which will provide $50,000 worth of brand new merchandise, such as clothes, shoes, books, educational materials, toys, home items, and more to disadvantaged children who are in dire need of the basics across the nation.
Please help us continue our mission by donating now. Thank you again for your valued support.
Every donation allows us to reach in-need children nationwide. Here are some stories of how product donations have impacted the lives on impoverished children in the west coast and east coast:
NEW YORK:Sophia comes from a single parent home, and her father is all she has. He struggles to make ends meet as many immigrant families do, and after housing and food, there's very little money to provide brand new clothing for his little girl.
Jacob comes from a family where his daddy is very sick with heart disease, which prevents him from working. A sensitive little boy, he's anxious every time his dad goes to the doctor for yet another test, and senses just how much the stress is taking a toll on his mom.
Their community partnership with K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Lighthouse Outreach Ministries in Copiague, New York has been able to help their families, and several hundred others, find a way to provide the kind of quality items that they otherwise could not easily afford.
We would not be able to get these wonderful donations to some of the neediest children in the nation without your support. Thank you so much for your contribution. We look forward to reaching more children in need than never before, and we cannot do it without your financial support.
CALIFORNIA: Through our partnership with community agencies, we are able to reach the neediest children and families. We recently received some incredible feedback regarding our product donations from Tasha-Nicole Terani, founder of our community partner, Every Child's Dream Foundation, in Westlake, California. The agency does remarkable work for thousands of orphaned and abandoned children. Tasha sent us this picture of "Avalon" (who was named after the place where she was found) and her brand new ladybug pillow pet, which, Tasha says, she is now cuddling with in her new foster home!
It is this kind of compassion and dedication that makes us proud to be affiliated with the agencies in our partner network. Most importantly, we would not be able to provide this wonderful product without your support. For every $1 donated, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers is able to donate over $10 worth of brand new product to underprivileged families across the nation. From our experience, we know product donations like these help fulfill the needs of disadvantaged children and adults, demonstrating to them that they are worthy of being valued.
Due to the tremendous support of our product donors, your gift is multiplied ten-fold: a $30 donation provides over $300 worth of new merchandise to needy families.
Our goal is to raise $5,000, which will provide $50,000 worth of brand new merchandise, such as clothes, books, toys, home items and more to disadvantaged children and adults who are in dire need of the basics across the nation.
Please help us continue our mission by donating now. Thank you again for your valuable support.
As a result of the wonderful support of our donors, K.I.D.S. reached the children pictured above as well as so many others. Thanks to our ability to efficiently and effectively reach populations most in need, K.I.D.S. was recently ranked at number 207 on the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 2013 ranking of the Philanthropy 400, with a 29% increase in private support over the previous year.
K.I.D.S. receives product donations from over 1,000 manufacturers and retailers and then distributes the new clothing, books, shoes, toys, educational materials and home goods that kids need to local social service agencies around the country, which they integrate into their programs. Over 98% of K.I.D.S.' total expenses go towards our programs, which has led the following organizations to recognize our outstanding commitment to fiscal management, transparency and service impact.
Charity Navigator, the rating agency for all not-for-profits, has awarded K.I.D.S. its "exceptional" 4 star rating for six years in a row indicating that K.I.D.S. consistently executes its mission in a way that outperforms most other charities in America.
Forbes Magazine ranks K.I.D.S. among the top 200 non-profit agencies and calls K.I.D.S. one of "America's Most Efficient Charities."
The National Better Business Bureau has given K.I.D.S. its highest ranking for 5 years in a row.
It starts with one person like you who makes a generous donation to K.I.D.S. Due to the tremendous support of our product donors, your gift is then multiplied ten-fold: a $25 gift provides $250 of new merchandise. It ends with children and families in need receiving something new of their own to experience the joy, relief, and pride that so many of us feel when we receive something brand new.
Please help us continue our mission by donating now.
Following August's alarming news about the deep cutbacks in national Head Start programs resulting from the government sequestration, it’s heartening to see community service agencies rising up to help economically challenged children during the back-to-school season. Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) was fortunate to be one of several supporters that contributed to the second annual Watts Back to School Giveaway in California that distributed new backpacks, provided by K.I.D.S., filled with much-needed educational resources and support for children, pre-school age to 12th grade.
Organized by Philanthropic Society Los Angeles (PSLA), a support group of Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII), the August 3rd event enlisted support from companies and organizations, including Mattel and nearly 20 other sponsors, to distribute the educational materials to approximately 4,000 to 5,000 children and their families in the Watts community who receive services from CII, a nationally recognized organization that helps children and youth severely affected by community and family violence.
PSLA President Rochelle Gores Fredston (center) and members of her family greet three young students who are ready for school.
“Providing the resources that children need to start school better prepared is exactly what Philanthropic Society Los Angeles strives to achieve,” said PSLA president Rochelle Gores Fredston. “We’re reaching children who need this support the most.”
In addition to receiving filled backpacks, attendees learned about good nutrition and healthy cooking through demos and snacks from the Watts Healthy Farmers Market, and received useful community information from event partners.
This was our second collaboration with CII, and our first one with PSLA. Seeing the smiles of the children proudly carrying their brand-new backpacks makes us look forward to many fruitful partnerships to come. In these challenging times, the children need our teamwork more than ever.
Recently, K.I.D.S. connected with Kathleen Nguyn, Communications Associate at our partner agency in Fremont, California. She quickly forwarded to us a tragic letter from a teacher in Freemont, California, about a family who lost all of their belongings in a fire. They are temporarily staying with a friend, but the children are in desperate need of toys, blankets, school supplies, hygiene products - basically, anything and everything.
Upon hearing this, we immediately reached out to our generous corporate donor, Carter's. We connected them with a Carter's store in their neighborhood, which provided them with brand new clothing, at nos cost to them or our partner agency! Thank you Carter's and thank you GlobalGiving partner for making this a possibility!
As you can see in the pictures below, our partner received enough donations to help this family and many otherchildren as well.
K.I.D.S. is also asking that you Mark Your Calendars Now!
GlobalGiving's June Bonus Day is fast approaching. On Wednesday, June 12th, GlobalGiving will match donations made through GlobalGiving.org up to $1,000 per donor. There is $90,000 available in matching funds so please help us reach our project's goals. Matching begins that day at 9 am EDT and lasts until funds run out or 11:59 pm EDT.
Please visit this link http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/clothing-toys-books-for-kids-in-need/ on June 12th!
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