Gift for Life's Casino Event Raises More Than $100,000

NEW YORK-More than $100,000 was raised at Gift for Life's recent Kings & Queens Casino night, which was held Jan. 31 and attended by 250 gift and home industry representatives.

Besides playing casino type games, attendees also had the chance to win such prizes as a Sonoma Valley Wine Tour from Alexander Valley Vineyards, Dry Creek Vineyard and Murphy-Goode Winery; gift certificates from Archipelago Botanicals, A Simple Touch Spa, and ICU Eyewear; and premium seats to Yankees and Mets games, among other prizes. A charitable organization for the gift, stationery and home decor industries, Gift for Life raises funds for DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.

"This year's event focused on fun and games as well as the chance to meet and greet across the industry," said Jenny Hammons, Gift for Life chairperson. "To date we have raised more than $4 million for HIV/AIDS research and assistance through the generous help of partners and party attendees. We look forward to seeing everyone in January 2011."

HFN Staff | News & Commentary

HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.


  • Von Tobel Cites Brass Textures Among Top Trends

    Camera Icon   More Videos

Subscribe to
HFN Omnichannel
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

Current Issue

  • HFN cover for September 2017


    September 2017


    2017 State of the Industry Report
    Cautious Optimism, Mixed Results

    Many expected 2016 would be a banner year, but the political and economic climate softened consumer confidence. It was also a year consumers spent more lavishly on home remodeling rather than decorating.


    •  TJX Unveils First U.S. Homesense Store - In a time when retailers are reducing store counts, TJX continues to get physical.
    •   Ikea’s Fluid Spaces - The retailer’s new intros reflect multifunctional rooms.
    •  N.Y. Home Fashions Market Preview - Textile textures get soft and cozy, colors warmer.