Home vs. Hunger event raises $17,000+ for World Central Kitchen

Gift for Life, in partnership with industry-leading home furnishings manufacturers and market-makers, announced that the Home vs. Hunger event during the recent High Point Market raised $17,700 for World Central Kitchen’s crisis-related hunger relief programs.

“We can’t begin to express our gratitude to Gift for Life’s Home vs. Hunger team,” said Cole Daugherty, chair of Gift for Life. “They did an extraordinary job of organizing, partnering and delivering a first-ever event at High Point Market. Gift for Life’s home market debut event was well-attended by top home brands, influential media and design community movers and shakers.”

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Held Oct. 21 in the Eichholtz home furnishings showroom in the heart of market area, the “get to know you” event raised the money with generous donations from Eichholtz and rug brand Loloi, as well as many individual contributions from the home industry and design community. During the evening, Home vs. Hunger committee members shared information about World Central Kitchen and Gift for Life’s fundraising efforts.

Photo on left: Eicholtz CEO Michiel Herkemij welcomes hundreds of Home vs. Hunger partygoers. Center photo: Gift for Life chair Cole Daughery (center) thanks the crowd of home industry luminaries for attending. Photo on right: Gift for Life’s Home vs. Hunger co-chairs Russ Jones of Ivystone (left) and Douglas Self of J. Douglas (right) spoke about Gift for Life’s fundraising for World Central Kitchen.

Following the successful market events, the Home vs. Hunger committee will be developing an ongoing series of fundraising activities at High Point Market.

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Home vs. Hunger committee members include: Sharon Davis, ART; Jen Dolan, Arteriors; Jenny Heinzen York, Currey & Company; Jonathan Cochran, Eichholtz; Chris Amos, International Market Centers; Mark Furlet, IMC; Russ Jones, Ivystone; Douglas Self, J. Douglas; and Sandra Standefer, Loloi.

Donations to the Home vs. Hunger fundraising campaign can be made through year-end at: https://donate.wck.org/HomeVsHunger.

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