Design Within Reach to Match Donations to UNICEF to Help Victims of Earthquake in Haiti

Jan 13, 2010, 20:11 ET from Design Within Reach, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Design Within Reach, Inc. announces that it will match up to $25,000 in donations to UNICEF's Haiti Earthquake Fund, for a collective total donation of $50,000. To participate, customers should visit the DWR website, www.dwr.com, where they will be directed to a link to make a donation.

In coordination with all other UN agencies present on the ground, UNICEF will provide supplies to allow access to adequate sanitation, safe water and basic health care. UNICEF is also preparing materials and staff so that children, tremendously vulnerable during natural catastrophes, are protected. UNICEF materials and advisors will assist so that children are able to continue learning and studying, and be provided safe recreation areas while their caretakers turn to rebuilding their lives.

"While our company's name is Design Within Reach, today we are proud to provide help within reach to the people of Haiti," says John Edelman, CEO of Design Within Reach. "I am equally proud of the support of our customers and employees in joining me in providing assistance. Our hearts and thoughts are with the people of Haiti."

About UNICEF

UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

About Design Within Reach, Inc.

Design Within Reach, Inc., founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, is the source for the best in modern design. The company markets and sells its furniture and accessories to both residential and contract customers through its retail Studios in the United States and Canada, www.dwr.com and its San Francisco-based phone sales team at 1.800.944.2233.

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