K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers will honor Richard Barry, executive vice president, global chief merchandising officer, Toys ‘R’ Us Inc. and Marc Heller, president of commercial services and a board member of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers at its annual gala on Nov. 9.
The gala takes place at the American Museum of Natural History, with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner and awards at 7 p.m.
Howard Kahn, executive chairman of Kahn Lucas; and Rick Darling, executive director, government and public affairs, Li & Fung Trading Inc., are the event’s co-chairmen.
“Every year, it is an honor to come together to support K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers with leaders in the fashion, home and children’s industries,” said Darling. “K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers makes a profound impact in the lives of those challenged by poverty and natural disasters.”
“The K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers gala is an amazing celebration that helps support individuals in need through the gift of new product,” added Kahn. “This year, we have the pleasure of also honoring top product donors who provide new product for people challenged by poverty, who would otherwise have to make hard choices between food, housing or new clothes.”
Last year’s gala raised more than $1.7 million.
Founded over 30 years ago, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers brings together retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to help people affected by poverty and tragedy. Since 1985, over $1.4 billion of donated products have been distributed through their network of community partners, serving the poor and disadvantaged worldwide.
Gala tables start at $15,000, and a limited number of individual tickets will also be available at $1,500.