Woman of Inspiration: Meet Stacy Brungardt 
Stacy was a mother by age 16 and grandmother by 30; she had an 8th grade education, a drug habit and was in an abusive relationship for 20 years. At age 40, she had no hope left, "I was ready for God to show me something positive in this life, or take me home." A backpack giveaway for her grandkids brought her to the Cumberland Community Church, and what would be the beginning of her new life. 

K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Raises Over $320,000 at 10th Annual Women of Inspiration Luncheon
(L to R: Lousie Camuto, Claudia Stern, Luanne Whiting-Lager)
K.I.D.S./ Fashion Delivers honored three women of Inspiration,  Louise Camuto of Camuto Group,
Cl audia Stern   of Gabriel Brothers and,  Luanne Whiting-Lager  of Regal Lager, Inc. at our 10th Annual Women of Inspiration Luncheon.We  raised over $320,000 to help improve the lives of underprivileged children and families through the gift of brand new merchandise.The event took place at The Pierre, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 , In New York City.  Mayor Stephen Benjamin  of Columbia, SC recognized the impact  K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers  made to help the residents of his city rebuild during the aftermath of the devastating floods. The room was filled to capacity with people who support our mission of improving the lives of others.  View Event Gallery Here: http://bit.ly/291A2an
South Carolina Flood Relief Efforts 
As a part of our luncheon program on June 7, 2016, Mayor  Stephen Benjamin presented K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers with the key to Columbia, SC for our 2015 flood relief efforts.Take  a closer look at how coming together in a time of need makes a difference in the lives of those affected by disaster. 

K.I.D.S./ Fashion Delivers  South Carolina Relief Efforts
K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers South Carolina Relief Efforts
Agency of the Quarter: Feed The Children
On Thursday June 23, 2016 longtime community partner Feed the Children  provided K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers with an excellent volunteer opportunity to assist over 800 families in the South Bronx. As  an international relief organization, Feed the Children's mission is to create a world where no child goes to bed missing a meal, and they currently provide nourishing meals every day to more than 263,000 children. Our partnership offers Feed the Children the ability to take the caring a step further. "So many of these families do not have proper clothing. Kids are wearing shoes that don't fit without socks or missing school because during the winter, they don't have gloves or other cold weather essentials to keep them warm," says Michael Murphy, Manager of Gift In Kind Partnerships .
"The donations we get from K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers takes our ability to give a family a helping hand up to a whole new level."  F eed the Children is our agency of the quarter for a multitude of reasons, but most importantly they provide us with the opportunity to extend our reach and really help alleviate some of the day-to-day stress families face in poverty conditions.  Thank you to Feed the Children for being such a supportive and active agency partner.
Product Donor of the Quarter: 
Thank you to Toys "R" Us, a longstanding supporter and product donor to K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers! Our retail partnership program with Toys "R" Us gives us the opportunity to use our strengths and resources to bring about meaningful and positive change in the lives of children and families in need. As a part of our retail partnership program approximately 500 agencies pick up donated toys, juvenile product and apparel from over 900 Toys "R" Us retail locations across the United States.Recently this program was recognized by community partner Rainbow Days in Dallas,Texas with their annual  National Partnership Promise Award for their dedication and service to helping kids rise above. Toys "R" Us has generously donated over $72,850,533 of new product to K.I.D.S./ Fashion Delivers since 1985.
K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers & KIDBOX: #UnpackHappy
Our partnership with Kidbox gives parents and their children an opportunity to help people in need through their purchases,while fostering a charitable spirit in the family. Kidbox is an online retailer that curates  uniquely fun and effortless shopping experience, bringing parents and kids together to discover new styles.  Through the Kidbox Cares program, parents are able to have an open conversation about social responsibility helping impoverished children and families. In Kidbox's interview with   K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers President & CEO Lisa Gurwitch gives three ways to give back as a family.
--  Instead of giving gifts during the holidays or at birthdays, some families designate that they collect new clothing and/or contributions to gift to a family in need.

-- When an allowance is started, encourage your kids to divide their money into three buckets: spend, save, and give to charity. There are even piggy banks made for this purpose! This engages kids in caring about others and learning to be financially responsible.
-- Support brands and businesses committed to social and community causes that align with your values and explain this choice to your kids. Many organizations have active social media that your family can also follow to stay informed.
IRA Charitable Rollover
See Your Generosity in Action!
If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money.
Photo of the Quarter 
 Join us for our Annual 
K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Gala 
Join us for cocktails, dinner, music, & a special program in celebration of our supporters, community members and the impact we have made over the last year to help individuals, children & families in need.
The American Museum of Natural History
T ime: 6:00- 9:00 p.m. Reception,Dinner & Awards 
Date:  N ov 9th 2016
For more information contact: Events@donateproduct.com or call Lauren Barnett 212-279-5345 
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  • METRO US NYC-based Kidbox looks to give parents time with kids while donating clothes to children in need
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The K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers team works to make an impact in the lives of individuals, families, and children affected by poverty and disaster!