Gift for Life’s Home vs. Hunger team today announced that its “Party with a Purpose” fundraising event will be held Friday, April 21, 2023, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, at the Eichholtz Showroom, 129 South Hamilton Street in High Point, NC. All proceeds will benefit World Central Kitchen’s crisis-related hunger relief efforts.
“Party with a Purpose is the home and accessory industry’s way to help support World Central Kitchen and the amazing work they do,” said Russ Jones, Chair of Home vs. Hunger. “This April will be our 2nd Home vs. Hunger event, and we are thrilled that Eichholtz once again generously is hosting the event. We hope that market-goers will come by, have a drink and a bite, and donate to help us Feed the Hungry! Feel the Good!”
In partnership with home industry leaders and market makers, Gift for Life’s debuted its Home vs Hunger initiative at High Point Market in October 2022. An in-person event at the Fall 2022 High Point Market and an online campaign in February 2023 following devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria together have raised nearly $28,000 for World Central Kitchen.
“We are excited by the momentum created by the Home vs. Hunger launch at High Point Market,” said Ari Lowenstein, Chair of Gift for Life. “High Point is the most important gathering of buyers and sellers for home furnishings and accessories. The Home vs. Hunger team created a visible and tangible way for industry members to connect and combine resources to make a difference in the world. We are humbled by the home industry’s support and generosity and look forward to all that we can accomplish together in the future.”
Home vs. Hunger team members include Sharon Davis, ART; Jen Dolan, Arteriors; Jenny Heinzen York, Currey & Company; Jonathan Cochran, Eichholtz; Chris Amos, International Market Centers (IMC); Mark Furlet, International Market Centers (IMC); Monica Loving, Ivystone; Russ Jones, Ivystone; Douglas Self, J. Douglas; and Sandra Standefer, Loloi Rugs.