May 4, 2023
Home vs Hunger raises $20K for World Central Kitchen

The Party with a Purpose event at Spring 2023 High Point Market brought in more than $20,000 for World Central Kitchen’s crisis-related hunger relief programs, hosted by Gift for Life’s Home vs. Hunger team, in partnership with home manufacturers and market-makers.

Russ Jones (left) accepts a $10,000 donation to World Central Kitchen from Eichholtz VP of Sales, Jonathan Cochran, during Gift for Life’s 2nd Home vs Hunger event during the Spring 2023 High Point Market. Photo courtesy of Gift for Life
Russ Jones (left) accepts a $10,000 donation to World Central Kitchen from Eichholtz VP of Sales, Jonathan Cochran, during Gift for Life’s 2nd Home vs Hunger event during the Spring 2023 High Point Market. Photo courtesy of Gift for Life

“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, 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 here.

Gift for Life 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 Purpose 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, IMC; Mark Furlet, IMC; Monica Loving, Ivystone; Russ Jones, Ivystone; Douglas Self, J. Douglas; and Sandra Standefer, Loloi Rugs.




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