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.

Our Team

Lisa D. Gurwitch President & CEO

Leads the K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers staff to reach annual goals for fundraising, product donations and distributions of donated new product; works with the Board of Directors to develop strategies and plans for sustainable progress towards the organization’s mission.
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Donna Charles Chief Operating Officer

Manages K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers financial, administrative, human resources, database, and office management functions. Manages logistics and shipping processes for K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers and leads the organization’s Disaster Relief efforts.

Carla Fattal Product Donation Director

Manages existing portfolio of product donations, increases donations within this portfolio and develops new strategic product donors. Works closely with COO with product distribution to funded agencies and Disaster Recovery Relief efforts. Coordinates relations with Board of Directors.

Peter Paris Program & Marketing Director

Develops and implements programs with corporate and brand partners. Supervises retail and cause marketing product programs and develops marketing and communications strategies and materials.

Dennie Hughes Community Partners Director

Develops and manages the hundreds of non-profit partner agency relationships in the K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers network and manages communications to gauge need and impact of donations they receive. Supervises “Kids for K.I.D.S.” program.

Sabrina Echegaray Development Manager

Develops and manages relationships with Foundations, Corporations, and other financial donors. Identifies fundraisers and manages special events which help raise operating funds for the organization. Supervises our donor database, and capacity building programs nationwide.

Carolyn Pride Program Manager

Manages cause marketing and corporate social responsibility programs, as well as sponsored distribution events and trade show product donations.

Moufida Chaoui Development Associate

Supports the Development area with administrative functions, fundraising, and assistance in grant writing, as well as managing the employee giving program for corporate donations.

Ronneak Lee Community Partners Associate

Provides support and assistance to the Community Partners Director, maintaining relationships with local nonprofits in selected programs.

Kent Robinson Product Donation Associate

Coordinates pick-up and delivery of donations from companies to community partners; supports Product Donation Director

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.