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Andre Weiss New Board Chair At Delivering Good

Andrea WeissNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 30, 2019--Delivering Good, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing brand-new, quality necessities to families facing the challenges of poverty and disaster, announced today that Andrea Weiss has been named Board Chair. A retail pioneer, active board member and early innovator in the commerce space, Weiss will help Delivering Good expand its charitable mission by building new partnerships with retailers, brands and manufacturers.

Delivering Good, Inc. (formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the charity of choice for new product donations made by hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries. Donating new merchandise provides these companies with a simple and effective way to help millions of kids, adults and families facing poverty and disaster each year. Since 1985, over $1.8 billion of donated product has been distributed through their network of community partners.

Weiss will work closely with Lisa Gurwitch, President and CEO of Delivering Good, as the organization extends its core mission of providing brand-new items such as clothing, coats, shoes, backpacks, home goods and infant supplies to families and individuals who do not have the ability to purchase them.

“Andrea has the experience and expertise needed to support our next chapter of growth and innovation,” said Gurwitch. “Her leadership experience, marketing and retail knowledge, and strategic capabilities will be crucial as we broaden our focus to help our retail and brand partners deliver more good through far-reaching social responsibility programs. We’re thrilled to have such a skilled, influential leader on our board and I personally look forward to working closely with her as we grow.”

Weiss serves on many boards. An early innovator in multichannel commerce, Weiss has been a key player in retail’s transformation into the digital space, and her extensive experience includes developing business strategies and execution plans for leading retailers and brands. Weiss is also co-founder of The O Alliance, a new consulting model designed to align retailers’ organizational practices with today’s digitally savvy consumers.

“We’re now expanding our efforts by partnering with companies to build social good into their DNA,” said Weiss. “Delivering Good’s ultimate mission of providing dignity and hope to those who need it most resonates deeply with me. By working with a wide network of product donors in the apparel, home and children’s segments, the organization has delivered more than $1.8 billion worth of necessities to the neediest individuals worldwide.”

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