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K.I.D.S., Fashion Delivers Launch Trade Product Donation Drive

Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation and Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) Inc., are calling on manufacturers and retailers to donate essential new products to help people affected by last week’s tornado in Oklahoma. The twister tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, killing at least 24 people, injuring hundreds and leaving many more homeless. Fashion Delivers and K.I.D.S. are assessing needs on the ground in Moore, Oklahoma, and reaching out to corporate partners for the greatest needs: new clothing including T-shirts, jeans, underwear, socks and rubber-soled shoes, blankets, sheets, towels, diapers, hygiene products, and furnishings for families.

Both Fashion Delivers and K.I.D.S. are supporting the following community partners providing tornado relief efforts on the ground: Operation Compassion, Operation Homefront Oklahoma, Infant Parent Intervention Center, Comanche Nation Higher Education Programs, Food and Shelter For Friends, Midwest Military OutreachOperation Homefront Missouri, and H.E.R.O.E.S. Care. [Read more...]

Toy Industry Donations to Comfort Haitian Kids

Toys valued at nearly $30,000, donated by companies across the toy industry to the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF), will be distributed in partnership with Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) to children who survived the devastating Haiti earthquake on January 12.  The contribution by TIF included 2,500 new toys that will provide comfort to children in refugee shelters and camps, schools, and orphanages throughout the country.

K.I.D.S. has worked in Haiti through various partners since 1995, providing apparel, shoes, toys, and books to children in need. K.I.D.S.’ main partner for this Haiti relief is Operation Compassion, which has helped Haiti’s poor for the last 10 years.

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