On December 22nd, Fashion Delivers brought some joy to the Vanderbilt on Staten Island with the "Holiday Pop-Up Shop." Fashion Delivers is a charitable organization that takes new products donated by manufacturers and retailers and gives them to community charities across the U.S. and throughout the world. These donated items help survivors of natural disasters and other people in need rebuild their lives. Fashion Delivers gives companies with excess inventory an easy and efficient way to give back to society. In fact, back in 2005, they also helped the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
The "Holiday Pop-Up Shop" was for victims of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island who had a FEMA number and pre-registered for the event. From the moment I arrived, there was a line out the door and down the block. It's sad to see that so many people needed help, but it was wonderful to know that every single person on that line was going to get what they needed.