Fashion Delivers and Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) are working with manufacturers and retailers on donations of new products for people who lost property and homes in this week’s devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.
According to the charities, there’s still a need for new t-shirts, jeans, underwear, socks and rubber-soled shoes, blankets, sheets, towels, diapers, hygiene products and furnishings for families.
“Fashion Delivers and Kids in Distressed Situations are doing what we do best, mobilizing the manufacturing and retail communities to reach out and help those in need through the donation of new products,” said Fashion Delivers chairman Allan Ellinger. “As we receive donations, we are preparing to immediately ship them to our community partners in the hardest hit areas.”
Added K.I.D.S. chairman Kevin Burke, “We have reached out to our regular donors as well as other companies, and we are ready to receive and stage product donations. We invite our corporate merchandise partners to help us bring hope to families in Oklahoma with donations of new product.”
Fashion Delivers and K.I.D.S. are working with local charities, including Operation Compassion, Operation Homefront Oklahoma, Infant Parent Intervention Center, Comanche Nation Higher Education Programs, Food and Shelter For Friends, Midwest Military Outreach and Operation Homefront Missouri and HEROES Care.
Aéropostale, Doneger Group, Fruit of the Loom, Lacoste, Perry Ellis and Skechers are among the companies that have already contributed goods.