Issue #04
December 2019
WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP
Season’s Greetings!
 
As we wrap up 2019, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on our incredible year, and to give you, dear supporter, our sincere thanks.
 
Our new Board Chair, Andrea Weiss, began her term in January. Just a few months into her leadership role, she joined board and team members on a visit to California, to meet with brand and community partners to envision a future in which the positive impact made on our communities is limitless.
 
In the Spring, the City of Orlando dedicated April 24 th as “Delivering Good Day”, with visits to long-standing community partners and a reception attended by The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation and leaders in the fashion, philanthropy, finance and hospitality industries to celebrate our collaborative impact in the Orlando community.
 
Autumn brought the wrath of Hurricane Dorian, which had a disastrous effect on the Bahamas and the southeastern coast of the United States. The Delivering Good team traveled to the Bahamas in October to distribute goods to the many individuals and families who lost so much.
 
From California to the Bahamas and across America, Delivering Good will never give up until we can provide a sense of dignity and hope to everyone in need. This holiday season, we give thanks for all your support and we look forward to Delivering Good with you in 2020 and beyond!
Disaster Relief Update
In November, members of the Delivering Good board and friends of Delivering Good traveled to Freeport, Grand Bahama. As part of this service trip, Delivering Good delivered over $1 million of new product to help communities rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. This meaningful trip showcased how much damage has occurred and how desperately new product is still needed.

Delivering Good continues to support the people of the Bahamas as they recover from Hurricane Dorian, as well as the people of California rebuilding from wildfires and communities throughout the world that are impacted by natural disasters.
Delivering Good Gala Raises Over $1.4 Million
Delivering Good hosted our annual gala on Wednesday, November 6 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom and raised over $1.4 million dollars. The theme for this year's gala was: "Reset". Whether it is a suit for a job interview, furniture for a new home or toiletries for everyday use, the items Delivering Good distributes give people the opportunity to reset their lives.

At this year's gala, Delivering Good honored industry veterans and thought leaders. Rose Marie Bravo, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Former CEO of Burberry, received the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award; Daniel Milberg, President, Milberg Factors, Inc., received the Vanguard Award; Shinola received the Company of Change Award; and the American Apparel & Footwear Association and Isaac Ash of United Legwear & Apparel Co. accepted the Delivering Good Impact Award on behalf of the One Million Pairs of Socks Campaign. Ken Downing, Chief Creative Officer of Triple Five Group, who is overseeing the creative direction of the new American Dream mall, served as the evening's emcee. Additional presenters included Lauren Bush Lauren, William Lauder and Neil Glat.

The evening featured performances by the Young People's Chorus of New York City. Another successful gala in the books!

HOLIDAY PROGRAMS
The Burlington Coat Drive kicked off last month. Through January 20th, all Burlington stores across the country are collecting gently worn coats for people in need. These coats are donated through Delivering Good to help your local community stay warm this winter.

The Holiday Toys Across America campaign is wrapping up this month, with toys donated to children in need in all 50 states, in partnership with the Toy Foundation. Learn more

Earlier this month, American Eagle launched their holiday campaign featuring Delivering Good. All proceeds from American Eagle's Holiday Capsule collection will be donated to Delivering Good. Learn more

This holiday season, Delivering Good partnered with Qatar Airways to spread holiday cheer to children in need in Washington D.C. Qatar and DG's special holiday celebration included a fun day of games and snacks and each child went home with a Qatar Airways blanket. Learn more
Product Donor of the Quarter: American Eagle
This holiday season, American Eagle and Delivering Good have partnered to help provide clothing and goods to those in need, including homeless and underprivileged young adults. American Eagle designed a Holiday Capsule Collection, including shirts, hoodies and winter hats, with 100% of sales supporting Delivering Good’s mission.

Youth homelessness is a crisis in the United States. The Department of Justice estimates that every year, over 1.7 million teens experience homelessness in the US.

Community Partner of the Quarter: Denver Health Foundation
Denver Health Foundation, Denver’s public safety net hospital, Denver Health, that cares for many low-income children and families. They told us that they “care for one in every three children in Denver and 85% of them are living below Federal Poverty Levels.”
 
Representatives from Denver Health Foundation shared the impact of our donations: “A single mother showed up at one of our Family Health centers with her two young children. They had just arrived from Honduras and were tired and frightened. Tragically, Dad had died along the way during their long trek north. Our clinic staff was able to provide KIDBOX school clothing, Burt’s Bees pajamas and BOBS from Skechers shoes from generous Delivering Good donations. She wept with tears of joy and relief.” 


Financial Donor of the Quarter: Tailored Brands



Delivering Good is proud to announce a new phase in our partnership with one of our long-time donors, Tailored Brands! For many years, Delivering Good has been one of several partners that helps Tailored Brands distribute merchandise to individuals in need throughout the country. This year, Tailored Brands asked us to be their sole distributor. As part of this partnership, Tailored Brands awarded Delivering Good a $100,000 to support the administrative costs of the organization.

When we asked them why they chose us as their sole charitable distributor, they told us, “Delivering Good provides an environmentally sustainable solution and a seamless and efficient distribution of our products to those in need.”




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GALA 2019 MISSION VIDEO
PHOTO OF THE QUARTER
The Burlington Coat Drive provides children and individuals in need with warm coats throughout the winter months. Thank you to Burlington and to everyone who donated a coat to help keep these kids warm!
Thank you to all of our new and reactivated product donors! Your donations of brand new product allow us to continue making an impact across the country. With your support, we are able to provide hope and dignity to people in need.
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