13278 Thu, 12/13/2007 - 6:07pm
By Christine Bockelman
NEW YORK- Two charities, Kids in Distressed Situations and Fashion Delivers, are collecting blankets, pillows, fabric and other new home textiles products to distribute to the victims of the Southern California wildfires.
The affiliated organizations, which also collect apparel, have thus far distributed more than $2.12 million worth of new clothing and textiles from such companies as Louisville Bedding and Divatex.
Initial shipments from KIDS and Fashion Delivers have been sent to the San Diego Food Bank and World Vision Los Angeles.
"KIDS and Fashion Delivers continue to seek merchandise and arrange shipments to Southern California relief agencies," said Janice Weinmen, president of KIDS.
The charities were founded to respond to natural disasters, but distribute merchandise throughout the year.
Any companies or retailers wishing to donate home textiles can contact the charities through the Web site fashiondelivers.org.