Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S) is serving as the charity of choice for the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF). The fair, which runs August 13-18, will donate all remaining inventory from the 2,800 exhibiting companies to  K.I.D.S . The companies showcase some of the top lines from the home, lifestyle, and gift categories.

More than 50 K.I.D.S volunteers will participate in the collection of the products, which will be donated to children and families that are struggling with poverty or illness, have a parent fighting in the military overseas, or are victims of domestic abuse. Local charitable agencies include Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, Episcopal Social Services, New Creative Community, Child Abuse Prevention Program, Community Center of Immigrants, Alianza Dominicana, and Children of Promise.