NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 22, 2012) - Dignity U Wear, the national organization dedicated to delivering brand new clothing to Americans in need, honors three of Dignity's champions at its first annual Fall Gala on October 25, 2012, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.
"Corporate and individual partners are the backbone of Dignity U Wear," said executive director Barbara Truncellito. "And, we are proud to honor the following individuals and corporate sponsors for their invaluable support to the Americans in need that we serve."
- Lou Amendola, CMO, Brooks Brothers. Brooks Brothers, the sole sponsor of Dignity U Wear's Suits for Soldiers program, has donated $1 million in suits through the Wounded Warriors Project and other quality veterans programs. In addition, Brooks Brothers is hosting an in-store promotion Veteran's Day weekend, with proceeds to benefit Dignity U Wear.
- Bill Clement, VP, Intermodel CSX. CSX, Dignity's operations partner, transports clothing to program participants in 35 states. In addition, CSX will deliver 5,000 gift bags to children in Appalachia this holiday season that will include items from Dignity U Wear.
- Ed Krell, CEO, Destination Maternity. Destination Maternity has donated over $1 million in clothing to Dignity U Wear's Women in Crisis Initiative. Destination Maternity continues to be Dignity's biggest partner in supporting disadvantaged pregnant women.
"These three amazing individuals and their companies play an integral role in helping us bring dignity to the lives of children and families in need. Their generosity and foresight in how to harness the power of corporate giving to help as many people as possible is truly inspiring, and it's what makes our mission possible," said Truncellito.
Proceeds from the Fall Gala will support Dignity U Wear in its three initiatives -- school children, veterans, and women in crises. In 12 years, Dignity U Wear has delivered over $125 million of apparel and accessories to over 300 social agencies in 35 states. Because of the large number of volunteers, the overhead is only about 5 percent. "In addition, we have our own warehouse, so we are able to customize and personalize our deliverables to the individual. No other non-profit is doing this for our fellow Americans in need during these difficult economic times. We call it dignity," said Truncellito.
2012 DIGNITY FALL GALA
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Place: The Metropolitan Pavilion, Metropolitan Suite, 125 West 18th St., New York
Individual tickets to the gala are $250 and are available for purchase at dignityfallgala.eventbrite.com.
About Dignity U Wear
The mission of Dignity U Wear is to positively impact the lives of children and their families in need throughout the United States by providing brand new clothing at no cost to the recipients. Dignity U Wear partners with the apparel industry to provide the supply of clothing and then works through a network of social service agencies to deliver the clothing based on specified needs. Founded by philanthropist and Holocaust survivor, Henri Landwirth in 2000, the organization has provided more than 6.6 million pieces, valued at $125 million, to more than 450,000 people. For more information about Dignity U Wear, visit www.dignityuwear.org or www.facebook.com/dignityuwear.