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Press Release: K.I.D.S., Fashion Delivers Host Gala Event, Nov. 6

Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) and Fashion Delivers Announce Honorees for Annual Gala Fundraiser at Chelsea Piers  November 6

Brendan Hoffman, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.;

Robert Campbell, BBC International LLC;

Peter Comisar, Guggenheim Partners;

Daisy Fuentes, Fashion Entrepreneur and Television Personality

Film & Television Actress/Producer Vivica A. Fox to Emcee Event

New York, September 25, 2013 – Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) and Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation, Inc., partner charities that have provided over $1 billion in new product donations to families affected by poverty and natural disasters, will recognize four leaders from the retail, fashion and finance industries at their annual Gala Fundraiser taking place Wednesday, November 6 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. The celebrated film & television actress/producer Vivica A. Fox will serve as the event’s emcee.

K.I.D.S. and Fashion Delivers will honor Brendan Hoffman, President and CEO of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.; Robert Campbell, Chairman and CEO of BBC International LLC; Peter Comisar, Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, Guggenheim Partners, and Daisy Fuentes, fashion entrepreneur and television personality.

“This year’s Gala celebrates the growing collaboration between K.I.D.S. and Fashion Delivers that has reached new levels of impact in helping families affected by these challenging economic times,” said K.I.D.S. Chairman of the Board Kevin Burke. “This is especially important following recent natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy and the Oklahoma tornadoes.”

“Our multifaceted slate of distinguished honorees reflects the diversity of support Fashion Delivers and K.I.D.S. receive from the fashion and children’s products industries,” said Fashion Delivers Chairman, Allan Ellinger. “Our combined strengths enable us to help more families in need every year.”

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The fundraiser’s table prices start at $10,000 and individual tickets are $1,000. To purchase tables or tickets, contact Jessica Luna at or call 212-921-9070, ext. 14.

Visit the Gala website at

About Kids In Distressed Situations 

Kids In Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) was founded in 1985 with the mission of providing new kid-essentials to children and teens who have been impacted by poverty and tragedy worldwide. Since its inception, K.I.D.S. has provided $1 billion in new products to help nearly 70 million children. With a network of over 1,000 local partner agencies located in all 50 states and consistently low overhead costs, K.I.D.S. is recognized for its ability to effectively and efficiently deliver products directly to children when and where they need it. To find out more about K.I.D.S., visit

About Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation

Fashion Delivers battles the effects of poverty and natural disasters by supporting hundreds of community based social service agencies throughout the U.S. and around the world. Having distributed over $150 million of new men’s and women’s clothing and home furnishings since its inception in 2005, Fashion Delivers works tirelessly with agency partners worldwide to determine what types of products are needed most and where, then turns to the fashion community to help secure this merchandise. For more information, visit

EDITORS’ NOTE: Honoree head shots and biographies are available upon request.

Media Contact:  Peter Paris, ph. 646-786-2681