The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) has just announced they are partnering two world-class kids organizations, Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) and LA's BEST, to benefit school children during the CHA 2011 Winter Conference & Trade Show, 29 January 29 - 1 February, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.
KINF will be the benefactor of CHA's Silent Auction that takes place at the Show from 29 - 31 January. Show attendees will be able to bid on sports memorabilia and finished craft projects created by leading designers. Items in the past have included signed contributions from Twilight movies, Taylor Swift, Rat Pack, Lance Armstrong, etc. The KINF will also manage the 'product harvesting' at the end of the Show where exhibitors can donate their unused products and samples for the schoolchildren. In 2010 CHA members at the Winter Conference contributed over $50,000 in product donations to the Kids in Need Foundation.
The more than 7000 Show attendees are also being asked to donate school supplies for the LA-area school children. The Show organizer is asking every attendee to bring in one unopened item/package from the Core items list (Crayons, Glue Sticks, Markers, Paper, Pencils, and Pens). This is CHA's way of getting the attendees involved in a program that they have been running with the exhibitors for several years.
Kids In Need Foundation
CHA has partnered with the Kids in Need Foundation for many years supporting its efforts to provide school supplies to at-risk school children across the country. For more information about the Kids in Need Foundation go to www.kinf.org.
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