Our Team

Lisa D. Gurwitch President & CEO

Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) was founded in 1985 by children’s industry executives, and in 2005 Fashion Delivers was created by adult apparel and home fashions professionals.  On April 7, 2014 the two organizations merged to become K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Inc., allowing us to better serve families in need and supporting our continuing efforts to aid kids and adults.  We help fight poverty and tragedies through the gift of new products, including apparel, accessories, shoes, home furnishings, toys, books, school supplies and other items. Excess merchandise is donated from companies that make or market the goods, and we deliver hope and dignity to people in need through community nonprofit partners. Since 1985, over $1 billion of donated products have been distributed through our network, serving the poor and disadvantaged worldwide.

Lauren Barnett
DEVELOPMENT & EVENTS MANAGER
Phone: 212-279-5493 x200
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Shaun Caruana
DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE
Phone: 212-279-5493 x214
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Donna Charles
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Phone: 212-279-5493 x205
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Carla Fattal
PRODUCT DONATION MANAGER
Phone: 212-279-5493 x210
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Mia Garcia
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT/CEO & COO
Phone: 212-279-5493 x204
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Dennie Hughes
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Phone: 212-279-5493 x208
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Merrie Keller
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT PROCUREMENT
Phone:212-279-5493 x213
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Christina Jean-Baptiste
PROGRAMS/GIFTS IN-KIND MANAGER
Phone: 212-279-5493 x211
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Ludovic Leroy
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Phone:212-279-5493 x217
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Peter Paris
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Phone: 212-279-5493 x203
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Kent Robinson
PRODUCT DONATION ASSOCIATE
Phone: 212-279-5493 x207
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Shakiera Walker
DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER
Phone: 212-279-5493 x209
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Our Mission

K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to provide people impacted by poverty and tragedy with new merchandise, effectively distributed through a network of agency partners to improve the well-being, self-esteem and dignity of at-risk families and individuals.