NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation is proud to be celebrating its Fifth Anniversary on November 3rd 2010 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. On this night, Fashion Delivers will be recognizing three outstanding honorees who personify the belief that the fashion industry has a heart: Liz Sweney, Executive Vice President of the Women's Apparel division of JCPenney; Neil Cole, Chairman, President and CEO of Iconix Brand Group, Inc.; and legendary fashion designer, Tommy Hilfiger. Presenters include Mike Ullman, CEO of JCPenney, and Terry Lundgren, CEO of Macy's, Inc. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00pm, followed by dinner, Text-To-Pledge, the award presentations and a special presentation to close the evening.
Joining this illustrious roster of industry leaders is Actress, Model & Jewelry Designer, Molly Sims along with former President & CEO of JA Apparel, Marty Staff. Text-to-Pledge is a fun, interactive addition to our fundraising activities the night of the dinner, where Molly & Marty encourage our guests to text in additional donations and messages which will then be shown, in real time, on large screens set up in the ballroom, creating a social giving network.
"In just five years, Fashion Delivers has proven its place in the fashion industry as the charity of choice, due in large part to the most passionate group of people the fashion industry has ever seen. We couldn't be more thrilled to honor and celebrate our colleagues, donors, supporters and individuals who embody our mission and contribute to our tremendous success in providing relief to those in need," states Allan Ellinger, Fashion Delivers Chairman.
About Fashion Delivers
Since its inception Fashion Delivers, a not-for-profit, has helped the victims of Hurricane Katrina, Rita and Wilma, the Iowa Flood Victims, California Relief Fund and Operation Home Front (providing emergency assistance to our troops and their families). Fashion Delivers began as a charitable endeavor in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and emerged into a full-fledged non-profit distributing over $80 million in donations from some of the most recognized names in apparel and home fashions; $37+ million specifically for the Fashion Delivers Hope to Haiti relief efforts. Through world-wide networks of partners and more than a thousand local agencies, Fashion Delivers coordinates the donation and delivery of excess new products from the men's, women's and home furnishing's industries to areas in need. Not only does Fashion Delivers aid the victims of natural disasters and poverty but also provides economic and philanthropic alternatives for companies disposing of excess products or clothing that would have been discarded for those in need.
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