NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Center for Children and Families in Bethesda, Maryland was recently the recipient of new cribs, strollers, car seats and other kids and baby products thanks to a generous donation by member companies of the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). The Center is currently distributing these products, valued at $15,000, to disadvantaged children and families throughout the Washington, DC area.
The donation was organized by K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, which unites manufacturers with community charities to provide quality merchandise for disadvantaged children. The products were featured at The Juvenile Products Congressional Product Showcase, an event organized by JPMA in September on Capitol Hill to celebrate National Baby Safety Month. More than 40 JPMA member companies displayed their products at the Showcase, which was attended by Members of Congress and staff.
“K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers was pleased to facilitate JPMA’s generous donation of juvenile products,” said K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers President Joel Newman. “The donation is an example of what our organization does on a daily basis – connecting manufacturers with organizations that are assisting disadvantaged children.”
“In addition to raising awareness about these innovative products, our members were looking for a way to donate these products to families in need in the DC area,” said JPMA Executive Director Kelly Mariotti. “That’s why we contacted K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers. We know that they could facilitate the donation quickly and ensure that these products get to families who need them most.”
“Thanks to this donation, families throughout the Washington, DC area will enjoy and benefit from these great products,” said Newman.
Other products that were donated by JPMA to the Center include play yards, feeding boosters, safety devices, feeding spoons and maternal care aids (breast pumps), teethers and soothing aids, walkers and diaper bags.
K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to provide new merchandise to families and people impacted by poverty and tragedy. Excess product, including apparel, accessories, shoes, home furnishings, toys, books, school supplies and other items, delivers hope and dignity to people in need through a network of community partners. To date, over $1 billion of donated products have been distributed, serving the poor and disadvantaged worldwide. For more information, please visit www.DonateProduct.com.