MK Donates $5 Million to God’s Love We Deliver

Michael Kors gives back with one of the largest single donations to a social service organization in New York history, $5 Million dollars. With Kors’ generous donation, the God’s Love organization has now gleefully surpassed the $20 million mark on its expansion campaign goal of $25 million. The organization will use the funds to more than double its current headquarters, expanding it into a 41,000-square-feet LEED certified space complete with herb gardens and an extended kitchen. The hardworking God’s Love team of dedicated staff and nearly 8,000 annual volunteers will be equipped to prepare its 21,000 meals weekly using fresh herbs and other local ingredients.
The new building will also enable God’s Love to engage in more community work with clients, such as cooking meals together in a top floor demonstration kitchen. The gift was announced on October 15, when Michael was honored with the 2012 Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Golden Heart Awards Dinner.
“God’s Love does life-changing, life-saving work, and it’s been an honor working with the team throughout the years,” says Kors. “There are so many people living with cancer, HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses who need the care and the assistance God’s Love offers. My support for the organization is lifelong and I am proud to be a part of the God’s Love family.”
Michael began his work with God’s Love We Deliver over 20 years ago. Each year he has increased his unwavering dedication to the organization tenfold. This past July, God’s Love announced “Michael Kors Month” in honor of the designer’s long-standing support. Throughout July, employees of Michael Kors had the opportunity to volunteer at God’s Love during their regular workday. Drawn from a workforce of over 400 employees in the New York and New Jersey corporate offices, the volunteers assisted in preparing meals in the God’s Love kitchens.
“We are extremely honored to receive this remarkable gift from our dear friend Michael Kors. This gift is historic. It is the single largest private gift we have ever received and makes our building expansion project a reality,” said Karen Pearl, President and CEO of God’s Love We Deliver.
“We are delighted to be naming our expanded home ‘The Michael Kors Building’ and are grateful to Michael for his more than 20 years of life-sustaining support.”For over 30 years, Michael Kors has been passionately dedicated to numerous philanthropic organizations.
Now, he will surpass all prior endeavours with a $5 million donation to God’s Love We Deliver (God’s Love), the New York-based non-profit organization that cooks and delivers individually tailored meals daily to people living with severe illnesses throughout New York City, Newark and Hudson County.
This gift serves as one of the largest single donations to a social services organization in New York history and will enable the God’s Love We Deliver team to do its life-affirming work. In early 2013, God’s Love will commence a major renovation of its facility in SoHo. In recognition of the gift, God’s Love will re-name its building “The Michael Kors Building”. Over the course of one year, God’s Love serves 1.1 million meals. Thanks to the generosity of Michael Kors, it will be able touch even more lives.
For more information, visit www.godslovewedeliver.org. Follow God’s Love on Facebook and follow them on Twitter, @godslovenyc.
God’s Love is a non-sectarian organization.
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