Skechers donates 500 pairs of shoes at their Times Square store, with brand ambassador and past NYC Marathon Winner Meb Keflezighi. An additional 200,000 pairs of basic shoes for children are also being donated for Sandy relief through the BOBS from Skechers program, and will be distributed with our partner K.I.D.S.
Stylemint.com, the fashion retail website curated by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, donated an item to Fashion Delivers for every item purchased; the final total was 3,300 items worth $159,000.
Staff from the fashion industry leader LF USA and New York Cares gave up lunch hours to sort and process donations for shipping and distribution. Our work was greatly helped by the generosity of these people. Watch a video of their work.
Food Bank of New York serves 1,000 meals for Sandy victims along with a $50 Burlington Coat Factory gift card for each person. This was the first distribution from a total of $200,000 worth of gift cards the retailer provided to Fashion Delivers for Sandy victims.
250 Burlington Coat Factory gift cards are distributed by Fashion Delivers to Brick, NJ residents.
More than 5,000 items of new clothes, including 2,000 coats and jackets are distributed to nine central NJ counties.
Fashion Delivers traveled to Seaside Heights, NJ to give out 125 Burlington Coat Factory gift cards distributed by the Seaside Heights Police Department.
The Burlington Coat Factory store on Staten Island reopens, donating 500 coats for Sandy victims; 750 Burlington Coat Factory gift cards are distributed by community partners Tunnel to Towers, Movement Church and Third Day Mission.
Tuesday's Child hosts a holiday party for children on Staten Island and distributes 250 Burlington Coat Factory gift cards to parents.
Fashion Delivers provided purses, shoes and apparel to Glam4Good's Holiday PopUp Store, serving members from the Lower East Side Girls Club that were affected by Sandy.
Hope NYC gives 250 Burlington Coat Factory gift cards to Rockaways Sandy victims at their holiday children's party.
Fashion Delivers joined forces with Movement Church, Third Day Mission and Tunnel to Towers Foundation to provide Staten Island victims of Hurricane Sandy with a pop-up shop of new apparel and home goods, giving them a chance to select free items just before Christmas. An extensive network of elected officials, community supporters, companies and 150 volunteers pitched in to help 3,000 people in need have a better holiday, with nearly $6 million worth of donated new merchandise.
400 Burlington Coat Factory gift cards were distributed by New Beginnings Church in South Toms River.
A holiday pop-up store provided free, new apparel and other items at the Toms River First United Methodist Church, in conjunction with the Toms River Rotary Club and Ocean County Hunger Relief.
Fashion Delivers and Kids in Distressed Situations continued our efforts to help nearly 1,000 Hurricane Sandy victims with $1.2 million worth of new product distributed in Ocean County, NJ. The event was made possible with the support of our local partners, First United Methodist Church of Toms River, Rotary Club of Toms River, Ocean County Hunger Relief, and the Seaside Heights Police Department. Donations included children's shoes from BOBS by Skechers, Maersk Line for shipping, and socks from manufacturer For Bare Feet Originals. The shoes were sized and fit by volunteers from Boscov’s department store. This event also included new bed pillows from Hollander Home Fashions, light blankets purchased with a $10,000 grant from Lifemax, comforter sets from Kimlor, $50 gift cards from Burlington Coat Factory and nail designs by Jamberry Nails.