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Gift For Life issues statement in response to killing of World Central Kitchen relief workers

WCK sends teams and aid where they are desperately needed, which is quite often into harm’s way, so while this type of danger is not unknown to WCK, Chef Jose Andres has announced the suspension of WCK’s relief efforts in Gaza. 

Gift For Life/ NY NOW Partner for 2024 AIDS Walk New York

Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ longest-running, volunteer-led, national charitable organization, and NY NOW are once again fielding a team for AIDS Walk New York, the largest single-day AIDS fundraising event in the world, on Sunday, May 19, in New York’s Central Park.

Enter the Tamara Day by Spectra Home  Chair of Hope raffle 

Raffle proceeds aides The Common Thread for the Cure individuals fighting breast cancer High Point,…

Gift for Life announces new leadership team

Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ longest-running, volunteer-led national charitable organization, today announced new leadership of its Board of Directors with Sarah Mount of ANDMORE and Emalee Hoffman of CMA Gifts transitioning to Chair and First Vice Chair respectively and Amy Loewenberg of NY NOW at Emerald X elected to Second Vice Chair.

The Common Thread for the Cure Foundation is proud to announce that six companies have achieved legacy benefactor status

Each of these companies has accumulated a minimum of $100,000 in donations throughout the history of the Foundation. The Foundation supports individuals fighting breast cancer who are affiliated with the furnishings and design industries by offering financial assistance through confidential grants.

IFDA NY selects at NY NOW with new Social Impact Design Award

he New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA NY), was out in full force to judge the exhibits at NY NOW, which showcases lines across the home, lifestyle, handmade and gift spectrum and is an IFDA NY Silver Industry Partner. Dondrill Glover, the new IFDA NY VP of Social Architecture & Global Harmony, turned things up a notch by instituting a new award category, SOCIAL IMPACT DESIGN.

Home vs. Hunger’s Party with a Purpose returns to High Point Market

Gift for Life’s Home vs. Hunger team today announced that its popular “Party with a Purpose” fundraising event returns to the Spring High Point Market on Sunday, April 14, 2024, from 5:30pm – 8:00pm, at the Eichholtz Showroom, 129 South Hamilton Street. 

Polywood’s Sustainable Buddy Bench brings one young woman’s inclusive vision to wider market

Teen entrepreneur Sammie Vance dreamt of getting her Buddy Benches out to schools and community groups nationwide; now a socially-conscious furniture brand is helping.

The Common Thread for the Cure distributes pink lamps during High Point Market 

The Common Thread for the Cure, a non-profit  organization that supports people battling breast cancer within the home furnishings industry, had  a visible presence during High Point Market gifting Pink Pixie desk lamps to attendees sporting  the color pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

Designer dollhouses auctioned to benefit a shelter for cancer families

Houston interior designer Alexandra Killion’s second annual La Petite Maison Gala will take place on October 12 at The Junior League of Houston. This year, a new architect, builder, and group of distinguished designers will convene to create a collection of one-of-a kind dollhouses. The gala will continue to benefit A Shelter for Cancer Families (ASCF), an organization that provides private residences and support services for families receiving cancer care in the Texas Medical Center.