Christopher Radko Holiday Ornament Benefits AmeriCares Haiti Relief
April 7, 2011
Stamford, CT — AmeriCares, the global health and disaster relief organization, announced today it has received a $1,656 donation from Christopher Radko, a division of Rauch Industries, Inc., to support its ongoing relief work around the world. During the 2010 holiday season, Christopher Radko produced a one-of-a-kind ornament to benefit AmeriCares. The “Heart for Haiti” ornament was available at independent gift stores, major department stores, and specialty retailers nationwide, with a donation made for each ornament sold.
“We are very thankful to Christopher Radko and their customers for this donation. Each year, when this special ornament is displayed, they will be reminded of their generosity and how it has helped many more people around the world live longer, healthier lives,” said Diana Maguire, Vice President of Institutional Relations.
Heather Shepardson, CEO of Christopher Radko and Rauch Industries, Inc., was eager to help. “Every single one of our ornaments is a “work of heart,” and we at Christopher Radko were honored to partner with AmeriCares to create this very special piece. Collectors new and old came out to support a nation in need, and that’s the true magic of the holiday season.”
Since the January 12, 2010 earthquake, AmeriCares has delivered and distributed more than $40 million in medicines, medical supplies and humanitarian aid to more than 90 health care partners throughout the country.
AmeriCares is a nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization which delivers medicines, medical supplies and aid to people in need around the world and across the United States. Since it was established in 1982, AmeriCares has distributed more than $9 billion in humanitarian aid to 147 countries. For more information, visit www.AmeriCares.org.
About Christopher Radko®
For more than a quarter of a century, the Christopher Radko® name has symbolized the standard of excellence within the giftware industry as the unparalleled producer of the finest handmade European-made glass ornaments. The seasoned design team of Radko Artists work tirelessly, focusing on market trends and innovative design techniques to ensure that each collection created is worthy of the Radko name. The Christopher Radko brand is distributed and marketed through independent gift stores, major department stores and specialty retailers nationwide. For more information regarding the Christopher Radko Division of Rauch Industries, Inc., please call 1-800-RADKO-09.