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  • 09/28/2010 - NLC Congress of Cities Attendees to Participate in a Service Project, Dec. 2-3, Providing Product Donations to Nonprofits in the Denver Community

    Gifts In Kind Int', National League of Cities Partner to Help Denver Nonprofit Organizations in December

    Gifts In Kind International (www.giftsinkind.org)?a leading charitable organization in the product-giving field?has partnered with the National League of Cities (NLC) to lend a hand to Denver-based nonprofits. The organizations will join forces at NLC's 2010 Congress of Cities & Exposition, November 30 ? December 4 in Denver, Colorado. Attendees of the conference will help to sort and organize products donated through Gifts In Kind from businesses and retail stores throughout the city and beyond; donations will be distributed to qualified charities in the Denver community.

    "Gifts In Kind International is thrilled to partner with the National League of Cities to organize a service project that will benefit the Denver community and allow conference participants to give back," said Gifts In Kind International President and CEO Cindy Hallberlin. "Thanks to our generous corporate partners we are able to support nonprofit organizations in communities across the country. Participants will learn how they can work with us in their own communities to ensure important resources are used to benefit neighborhood nonprofits."

    Gifts In Kind began collecting donations from local donors this week for the service project, which will take place on Thursday, Dec. 2 and Friday, Dec. 3. All products will be delivered to the convention center and sorted into cartons by NLC conference attendees.

    The products will be disseminated to Denver-based nonprofits, including schools and homeless agencies, housing groups and nonprofits serving children. Local charities will be invited to retrieve items from a local facility following the event. Gifts In Kind and NLC will also deliver some of the products to three charities on Saturday, Dec. 4.

    "NLC is honored to partner with Gifts In Kind for this great community service opportunity," said Donald J. Borut, NLC Executive Director. "We are truly excited to be giving back to the citizens of the Denver area. Is it important that, during these tough fiscal times, cities work together to help one another. This is a worthy program and we are delighted to be involved."

    The significance of this partnership is tremendous, as NLC is the largest organization representing municipal governments in the United States. Those attending include city leaders and local businesses, as well as content experts, allowing Gifts In Kind and NLC to encourage and emphasize the potential impact these projects can have in cities across the nation.

    NLC's Congress of Cities includes leadership seminars and workshops focusing on networking and learning about programs and new policy developments. Participants in the service project will be able to learn how they can work with Gifts In Kind in their own communities to utilize available community resources/donations to help local nonprofits achieve their missions.

    For more information about how to donate products for this project, please contact Doyle Delph at ddelph@giftsinkind.org.

    To learn how your nonprofit organization can benefit from this project, please contact Melissa Trumpower at (703) 299-7547 or mtrumpower@giftsinkind.org.

    About Gifts In Kind International

    Ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the nation's best-managed charities in America, Gifts In Kind International (www.giftsinkind.org) is dedicated to helping people and communities by distributing new corporate product donations?including books, toys, personal care products and clothing, building supplies, computers and other technology products, and much more?to qualified nonprofit organizations. The charitable organization works with more than half of the Fortune 100 consumer, retail and technology companies. The organization distributes products to its nonprofit network comprised of thousands of pre-vetted organizations.

    About National League of Cities

    The National League of Cities is the nation's oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.