Gift for Life today announced that Gift Shop Plus and Stationery Trends magazines will host a special “Come Together” fundraiser during this year’s 40 Under 40 Awards Ceremony, Sunday, July 24, 2022, at the Las Vegas Market.
“We look forward to celebrating these incredible individuals and the accomplishments they have and will make in our industry,” said Cole Daugherty, Gift for Life Chair. “Thank you to Gift Shop Plus and Stationery Trends for including a fundraising component to the 40 Under 40 Awards Ceremony and for helping World Central Kitchen’s hunger relief efforts around the globe.”
Funds raised during the event will be directed to World Central Kitchen’s (WCK) #ChefsForUkraine program which has served more than 27 million meals across eight countries since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th, 2022. Through the program, WCK is bringing hundreds of thousands of daily meals and 12 million pounds of food to over 3,000 distribution sites across Ukraine to provide fresh meals to Ukrainian families fleeing home as well as people remaining in the country.
Event organizers for the 40 Under 40 event are encouraging guests to make a $40 donation during the casual cocktail reception and awards presentation. The fundraiser, which has a goal of $4,000, will kick-off at the in-person event and run through Gift + Stationery Week, August 9 – 11, 2022. Donations, in honor of the 40 award winners, can be made in person or in advance at https://donate.wck.org/40U40.
Julie McCallum, Editorial Director for Great American Media (parent company of the two publications) and Gift for Life Board Member, said, “We are thrilled to be able to bring this award ceremony back to an in-person event hosted at Las Vegas Market. The addition of a fundraising component adds an exciting new dimension for the fifth annual edition of the Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards.”
The annual Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards program acknowledges the new generation of gift industry extraordinaries. From shop owners and managers to stationers and company founders, this group of trailblazers will be celebrated for their industry contributions to date and their expected impact on the industry in future. This complimentary event, which runs 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., in the Expo seminar space, is open to all Las Vegas Market attendees and pre-registration is appreciated. RSVP at https://giftshopmag.com/gift-stationery-40-under-40-awards-in-person-event-rsvp/.