Delivering Good, Inc.

Helping Kids and Families

New York, NY   |  http://www.DELIVERING-GOOD.ORG

Mission

The mission of Delivering Good is to unite retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to provide people impacted by poverty and tragedy with new merchandise, effectively distributed through a network of agency partners to offer hope, dignity and self-esteem to at-risk children, families, and individuals.

Notes from the nonprofit

Just sending you this heartfelt and warm thank you for the incredible children's clothing donation! I cannot begin to express our gratitude and humility at receiving this from your organization! The donation is huge, there were 16 large pallets. To date, I have only worked through inventorying the first 6 of them and I am still going to continue working through it as soon as possible. It is incredibly nice stuff, very high end children's clothing, like U.S. Polo Assn, DKNY, French Couture, Reebok and Puma. I absolutely cannot wait to see the military families’ faces when they see these items! Again, I cannot tell you how much we appreciate you! DG is truly an "angel donor", this made our year! In service, Cherie L. Johnston, B.S., M.B.A. Military Liaison & Bereavement Officer Chief Executive Officer (March 2010 - January 2018)

Ruling year info

1986

President and CEO

Ms. Lisa D. Gurwitch

Main address

266 West 37th Street 22nd Floor

New York, NY 10018 USA

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Formerly known as

Kids In Distressed Situations,Inc.

KIDS/Fashion Delivers, Inc.

EIN

13-3300271

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Delivering Good unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations, and individuals to provide people impacted by poverty and tragedy with new merchandise, effectively distributed through a network of agency partners to offer hope, dignity, and self-esteem to at-risk children, families, and individuals. Establish in 1986, Delivering Good has become a national leader in product philanthropy by distributing over $2 billion in goods to those in need nationwide.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

General Relief for Those in Need

Delivering Good brings hope and self-esteem to many children and their families each year by providing new clothes, shoes, toys, home goods, books and juvenile products donated by manufacturers and retailers. The donations are distributed through a network of nearly 1,000 local community social service agencies in the U.S. and abroad. Our efforts reach children who are challenged by poverty, homelessness, domestic abuse, low literacy, military family service, major illness, incarcerated family members and disaster survival. More information about donating new products and supporting our work is available online at http://www.delivering-good.org

Population(s) Served
Adults

Delivering Good seeks to alleviate the effects of poverty and homelessness by supporting social service agencies and homeless shelters across the country with donations of new clothes, shoes, books and other essentials to help children and families in need.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Poverty affects children on many levels, reading being no exception. Children who come from low-income families suffer from a reading proficiency gap compared to their high-income counterparts. Children who have their own books at home have a better chance of learning to read and doing better in school. The K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Literacy Program provides new, clean and age-appropriate books to children in need who have low reading levels and who require encouragement in the love of reading. Delivering Good provides children with their own new books to motivate them to read, to improve their literacy skills, and to build a bridge between school, after-school and home reading.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Children who grow up in an abusive home are often left with learning delays and both behavioral and health problems due to the crisis environment in which they live day to day. One of the agencies that K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers supports is the Center Against Domestic Violence in Brooklyn N.Y. Its shelter provides a safe place for survivors and their children, and offers services to assist them as they work through the trauma of domestic violence. CADV provides housing, support and a chance to build a life free of abuse. The children they serve have one less burden to worry about, one less distraction from focusing on their work in school and one less obstacle to improving their sense of self-worth. In the serious work that must occur to restore a one's sense of safety and routine, new belongings can be an affirmation that life can be stable once again.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The ranks of our military women and men often include the families who are left behind while their loved ones serve. A family that loses the active presence of a parent through separation faces significant challenges and stress. During the parent's deployment, family members may feel isolated, unsupported and anxious. They may also experience financial stress. In partnership with Operation Homefront, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers works to meet the needs of families fighting for our freedom. Together we provide products to military bases around the country so that parents and children who live courageously on their own will be properly clothed, have gifts to give during the holiday season, receive baby products, and can enjoy something a little special while their loved ones are serving abroad.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

General Relief for Those in Need

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of community partner agencies acting as distribution partners for Delivering Good's programs nationwide.

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Estimated dollar value of clothing and household goods donations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

General Relief for Those in Need

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To become one of the top charities in product philanthropy.
To reduce the number of product put into landfills yearly.
To continue to provide children and families with quality in-kind product donations.
To continue to increase the number of in-kind product distributed yearly
To engage and educate brands on the importance of giving back.
To work with our community partners to measure the impact our donations makes in each community.
To build more consumer awareness for the organization.

Continue to engage and encourage our partner companies in new, innovative retail programs and partnerships.

Build awareness across B2B and B2C channels by partnering with new and current brands to proactively support and increase the organizations' visibility and recognition.

To continue to educate our bands on the importance of corporate social responsibility and reducing the number of products that are sent to landfills yearly

Increase the number of followers across all social media platforms.

Manufacturers, and Retailers campaign oppertunities

Foundations, Individuals and Corporate, Endowment Fundraising

Annual Events (Annual Gala and Women of Inspirations Luncheon), secure sponsorship to support our 2 major events

Employee Giving, engage our corporate donor, agency site visits and distribution events.

Agency, encourage more agencies to participate in our Funded and Freight Reimbursement programs.
Retail Programs, continue to increase the number of purpose marketing programs.

Providing effective product distribution through our network of community partners.

This year Delivering Good in-kind donations exceeded $100 million
Our product donor network continues to increase, we have added several new product donors to our network this year.

We have introduced new ways to do product philanthropy by encouraging our donors to manufacture product for the organization to distribute.

Our 1 million pairs of sock campaign are heading to its 5th million this year. We have already collected over 500,000 pairs to date.
We have upgraded to a more efficient CSR network for the organization.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Delivering Good serves children, families, and individuals impacted by poverty, social and economic disadvantage, crisis and disaster, and other circumstances requiring aid and relief. We serve communities in need throughout all 50 United States, and work with more than 500 local nonprofit partners in local communities across the country.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Recently, Delivering Good embarked on a year-long process to develop and roll out a national pilot program to aid communities of color throughout the United States. As part of our development process for this work, we conducted a series of meetings and focus groups with BIPOC leaders of local nonprofits to learn about their needs, challenges, obstacles, and ideas for how the program could be structured. Based on our learnings from these conversations, the program was meaningfully altered and supplemented to support the local partners with whom we will be working, as well as the BIPOC populations they serve.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Our work is rooted in the values of partnership, and the belief that the success of our program depends on our capacity to strengthen and sustain our local partners and their client populations. Consequently, we have used our survey learnings to provide more accurate types and quantities of goods to each of the responding partners, and to better match the needs of their communities to the material items we provide through our programs.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Delivering Good, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Andrea Weiss Weiss

The O Alliance

Term: 2018 -


Board co-chair

Mike Setola

Abbey Doneger

The Doneger Group

Karen Bromley

The Bromley Group LLC

Howard Kahn

Kahn Lucas

Susan McLain

Walt Disney Studios

Kenneth Baronoff

Peter J. Solomon Company

Debra Joester

The Joester Loria Group

Mark Levenfus

Marks Paneth LLP

Milou Gwyn

Authentic Brands Group

Carole Postal

Spotlight Licensing

Lisa D Gurwitch

Delivering-Good Inc.

Allan Ellinger

MMG, Inc.

Haim Dabah

HDS Capital LLC/KIDBOX

Rick Darling

Global Brands Group

Kenneth Ohashi

Authentic Brands Group

Michael Setola

Tharanco Lifestyles LLC

Jay Silver

CBIZ MHM, LLC

Haresh Tharani

Tharanco Group

Marc Mastronardi

Macy’s Inc

David Greenstein

Origin Brands

Tom Nastos

UBM Fashion

Carol Lapidus

RSM US LLP

Jennifer Vecchio

Burlington Stores Inc.

Edward Hertzman

Sourcing Journal

Michael Goldberg

Pryor Cashman LLP

Sam Haddad

Haddad Brands

Jason Rabin

Centric Brands Inc.

Vincent Adams

SBC Global

Gordon Bell

Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Stacy Berns

Berns Communication Groups

Monica Bertran

Bloomberg

Sashi Brown

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Vincent Dell'Osa

Ralph Lauren

Kenneth Downing

Triple Five Group

Charisse Hughes

Kellogg

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/17/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/17/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.