Gift for Life Raises $24K
June 2, 2014,
Star walkers Su Hilty, Marci Bracken and Stu Teller
NEW YORK-Gift for Life's National Stationery Show team has raised more than $24,000 for men, women, and families who are living with HIV/AIDS after participating in AIDS Walk NY earlier this month. The team is just shy of its $25,000 goal, and donations will be accepted through June 13 at www.tinyurl.com/AWNYgiftforlife.
These funds, along with a matching grant of $5,000 from DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) will bring the team's total funds raised for AIDS Walk NY to more than $30,000. Gift for Life is the gift, stationery and home decor industries' leading charitable organization.
More than $10,000 of the team's total was raised by Gift for Life board member Matt Katzenson, owner of Fine Lines; and the team boasted an additional five "Star Walkers" who each raised more than $1,000 for the event: Marci Bracken of GIFT SHOP Magazine; Jenny Hammons, Gift for Life board member and owner of Jenny Hammons/Company; Su Hilty, team captain and gift and home industry ambassador; Christophe Rammant of BOLON; and Stu Teller, Gift for Life chair and co-owner of Right Angle Strategies.
Some 25 team members completed the 10K walk through Central Park and New York's Upper West Side, and another five team members conducted a "virtual" walk through the aisles of the National Stationery Show on Sunday, May 18.