By  on October 22, 2007

Kids In Distressed Situations Inc. and its partner charity Fashion Delivers is expected to announce today that New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer will deliver the keynote address at this year's annual fund-raising gala on Nov. 27 at The Pierre New York Hotel.

The annual event also honors individuals for their philanthropic efforts. This year, the honorees include three industry leaders: Abbey Doneger, president of The Doneger Group; Jerry L. Storch, chairman and chief executive officer of Toys 'R' Us, and Artie Rabin, ceo of Wear Me Apparel/Kids Headquarters.

"We are recognizing these industry leaders for their extraordinary commitment to giving back, which has helped enable us to provide disaster relief, improve literacy and enhance the quality of life of children and families less fortunate," said Rick F. Schaub Jr., senior vice president, Learning Curve Brands Inc. and chairman of K.I.D.S., in a statement.

Allan Ellinger, senior managing partner at Marketing Management Group Inc. and chairman of Fashion Delivers, said in a statement: "We are honored to cohost such an important event that reinforces the significance of corporate giving. We would like to thank all of the industry leaders that have lent their support to Fashion Delivers, as it has allowed us to expand our footprint as the preeminent industry organization that donates apparel and home furnishings product (blankets, towels, etc.) quickly to those most in need."

The goal of the two charities is to provide some measure of relief to families who, whether due to illness, poverty or natural disaster, are in need.

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