San Francisco International Gift Fair will give back through One Roof Partnership
Home Accents Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, June 24, 2008
San Francisco Bay Area non-profit Under One Roof and George Little Management will co-host a special discount shopping night and wine and hors d’oeuvres reception for San Francisco International Gift Fair participants at Under One Roof’s new retail store. Gift Fair exhibitors are also being invited to collectively donate merchandise at the close of the show to the nonprofit in support of its HIV/AIDS initiatives.
“Again partnering with Under One Roof to present a night of shopping for a cause, as well as facilitating the donation of literally tons of goods from exhibiting companies to their retail store, strengthens the Gift Fair’s relationship with this important non-profit and makes a difference – in a very meaningful way – to our host city,” said Aubin Wilson, show manager.
“Over the past several years, the amazing benefit of receiving end-of-show donations from San Francisco International Gift Fair exhibitors directly impacts our bottom line and increases our fundraising efficiency by a factor of ten,” said Mark Burns, executive director and general manager, Under One Roof.
On Sunday, July 27, show attendees are invited to attend the evening event at Under One Roof’s new Castro Street location where shoppers will receive a 20% discount on all merchandise. A shuttle will provide transportation from the Moscone Center to Under One Roof. There is no charge for the event, but reservations for the shuttle are required. Reservations may be made online at http://www.sfigf.com/programsevents.html, or by calling 213-430-2310.
Following the show, Under One Roof staff and volunteers, supported by the Gift Fair, its contractors and Moscone Center staff, will collect merchandise and materials from exhibiting companies and facilitate their delivery to Under One Roof’s retail store. In recent years, this successful collaboration has resulted in the collection and delivery of goods, valued at tens of thousands of dollars, reaching the organization’s store shelves.
Since 1990, Under One Roof has brought together community volunteers, donors, staff, sponsors and merchant supporters to fundraise in support of those living with HIV/AIDS, benefiting organizations throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area.
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