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

February 2024 — 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.  A $20.00 minimum donation is suggested, and all proceeds will benefit World Central Kitchen’s (WCK) crisis-related hunger relief efforts. 

In partnership with home industry leaders and market makers, Gift for Life debuted its Home vs Hunger initiative at High Point Market in October 2022. To date, through the generosity of the home industry, nearly $60,000 has been raised for WCK at in-person events at the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 High Point Markets and through online campaigns in February 2023 following devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria and in August 2023 following destructive wildfires in Maui. 

“We look forward to another ‘Party with a Purpose’ fundraising event this April at High Point Market,” said Russ Jones, chair of Gift for Life’s Home vs. Hunger team. “Our industry’s generosity and support has been humbling and we’re excited to see what we can do this year to help make a difference for WCK’s global initiatives.”

To RSVP for the 2024 event, email homevshunger@gmail.com by April 5, 2024. For those unable to make it to the event, donations will be accepted through April 30, 2024, at www.giftforlife.org/donate

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2024 Home vs. Hunger team members include Chris Amos, ANDMORE; Jonathan Cochran, Eichholtz; Sharon Davis, ART; Jen Dolan, Arteriors; Mark Furlet, ANDMORE; Jenny Heinzen York, Currey & Company; Russ Jones, Ivystone; Monica Loving, Ivystone; Douglas Self, J. Douglas; and Sandra Standefer, Loloi Rugs. 

Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a nonprofit organization that is first to the frontlines providing fresh meals in response to crises, while working to build resilient food systems with locally led solutions. Applying a model of quick action, leveraging local resources and adapting in real time, WCK has served more than 300 million nourishing meals around the world. When disaster strikes, WCK’s Relief Team mobilizes with the urgency of now to start cooking and serving meals to people in need. By partnering with organizations on the ground and activating a network of local restaurants, food trucks, or emergency kitchens, WCK serves comforting meals to survivors of disasters quickly and effectively. To support regional economies, WCK prioritizes purchasing local ingredients to cook with or distribute directly to families in need. WCK knows that good food provides not only nourishment, but also comfort and hope, especially in times of crisis. Learn more at wck.org.Gift for Life was founded by Peter Schauben in 1992 in response to the tragic loss of industry lives to AIDS. The organization’s first meeting at the National Stationery Show brought together a cross-section of the industry’s leading publishers, market centers, sales reps, manufacturers, and retailers – all willing to convene and work together towards a common goal. Since that time, Gift for Life has raised nearly $6 million for AIDS research, education, treatment and care through nationwide at-market events, cause marketing programs and direct donations. In 2021, Gift for Life pivoted towards online digital events with a specific emphasis on COVID-related hunger relief and has funded provision of nearly 100,000 hot, nutritious meals to communities impacted by crisis and conflict worldwide. The all-volunteer organization continues to support year-round programs that address hunger relief, as well as annual support for GMHC’s HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and advocacy programs. More information is available at www.giftforlife.org

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