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Gift for Life party raises more than $185,000

Retail Editor 3 -- Home Textiles Today, February 12, 2014

New York - Gift for Life, the gift and home industries' charitable organization, announced that its Party for Life event held Feb. 3 at the Boathouse in Central Park here raised more than $185,000. The 22nd annual event drew hundreds of attendees.
"No other industry event combines the fun, the networking and the generosity of the annual Party for Life," said Stu Teller, Gift for Life chairperson. "Congratulations to our honorees and thanks to everyone for helping make this event a big success."
The event also included a program honoring industry leaders: the Kurt S. Adler Inc. company was honored with Gift for Life's Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award; Clare Brett Smith, president emerita of Aid to Artisans, received the Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award; and Norman Glassberg, founder of Trade Associates Group Ltd (tag), was honored posthumously with the Trailblazer Award, which in future years will be called the Norman Glassberg Trailblazer Award.

Gift for Life events benefit DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. The primary mission of Gift for Life and DIFFA is to eradicate AIDS in the United States.

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