Gift for Life’s Home vs. Hunger team, in partnership with industry-leading home manufacturers and market-makers, has announced that its Party with a Purpose event at the Spring 2023 High Point Market brought in more than $20,000 for World Central Kitchen’s crisis-related hunger relief programs.
“We are so appreciative of everyone who joined us for Party with a Purpose during High Point Market,” said Russ Jones, chair of Gift for Life’s Home vs. Hunger team. “We’d also like to thank our hosts, Eichholtz, for their incredible hospitality.” Jones went on to say, “To those who missed us during market, there is still time to help meet our fundraising goal of $25,000 for World Central Kitchen!”
To date, this second Home vs. Hunger event, held Friday, April 21, 2023, in the Eichholtz showroom in High Point has raised $21,648 with generous donations from Eichholtz and International Market Centers (IMC) as well as individual contributions from top home brands and members of the design community. Donations will be accepted through May 26 at https://donate.wck.org/HomeVsHunger23.
Russ Jones (left) accepts a $10,000 donation to World Central Kitchen from Eichholtz VP of Sales, Jonathan Cochran, during Gift for Life’s second Home vs Hunger event during the Spring 2023 High Point Market.
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, an online campaign in February 2023 following devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria and the 2023 Party with a Purposed together have raised nearly $50,000 for World Central Kitchen, crisis related hunger relief efforts.
Gift for Life’s 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.