Sponsors Lining Up for Party for Life

January 23, 2018 — Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, announced today the preliminary list of sponsors for its 26th annual Party For Life on Monday, Feb. 5, in New York City. To date, leading companies have committed a total of $203,000 in support for the social event and fundraiser that will include a special award for Giftcraft’s Trevor Cohen.

Presenting Sponsor ($25,000): Giftcraft

Platinum Sponsors ($15,000): NY NOW/Emerald Expositions, Poo Pourri

Diamond Sponsors ($10,000): DEMDACO, Kikkerland Design Inc.

Gold Sponsors ($5,000): AmericasMart Atlanta, Cygnus Co. Ltd., BinaNat Capital, Dallas Market Center, Global Views, Las Vegas Market/International Market Centers, Norman’s Hallmark, Sino Gifts Co. Ltd, Vera Bradley

Silver Sponsors ($2,500): Beatriz Ball Collection, Brandwise, Canvas Jewelry, Cygnus Co. Ltd., Denny King, HomArt, JDouglas, The Grommet, Whereoware

Bronze Sponsors ($1,000): Antec Accessory Co., Ltd., Apple One-Brampton, Appelman Schauben, Archipelago Botanicals, Avanti Printing & Promotions, Cathy & Alan Steel, China-base Ningbo Foreign Trade, Creative Co-op, Desdecor Co. Limited, Emily McDowell Studio, Fine Lines, Forty One Madison, Fringe Studio, George Kacic, Grace Manufacturing China Coop, Huzhou Universal Focus Textiles, Ivystone, Jiangsu Chenyu Cultural Arts, J, Grob Associates, Knock Knock, LA Mart, Linmark Group Limited, Luca + Danni, Michel Design Works, Mike & Deborah Dean, Nextt, P & T Trading Co., Peepers by PeeperSpecs, Real-source International Ltd., Robert Anderson, S2 Resources Pvt Ltd, Seattle Gourmet Foods, Shaanxi Topmi Arts & Crafts Co., Stephen Joseph Companies, tag, Team Concord International Ltd., TKs Catering, The Northeast Group, Travelon Bags, Wendy Tonkin, Workman Publishing, Zibo Jiatai Ceramics Co., Ltd., Zodax

Friend Sponsors ($500): 1000 Miles Limited, Ancon Design International/Boli, Anhui Light Industries, Beekman 1802, Caratax Botswana Party Shanghai, Century Design Showroom, Creative Manufacturing, David Enterprises, Glory Tins Co. Ltd, Hangzhou Light Industrial, Harper + Ari, Kimberly Wahlberg, MacQueen Home, Puka Creations, SBC Global, Shanghai Hansen Global Supply, T. Jazelle, The Trend Forecaster, Umbra, Valor International Limited, Zhangjiagang Fellwell Garment

“Initial levels of support from the industry for our annual Party for Life are wonderful,” said Kim Wahlberg, Party for Life Sponsorship Chair.  “We are aiming for a record-setting event in 2018, and invite others in the gift and home industry to join our effort to provide care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS.”

Make plans now to attend Stage 48. Individual tickets are $125, and sponsorships ranging from $500 through $25,000 are available. For details, contact Steven Williams at swilliams@diffa.org, (212) 727-3100.

Gift for Life raises funds to benefit DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS through nationwide at-market events, cause marketing programs and direct donations. Funds raised benefit organizations nationwide providing HIV/AIDS service, education, prevention and advocacy programs. In 2017, DIFFA National granted more than $331,500 to 31 organizations providing treatment, education, prevention and advocacy.




Gift for Life unites the gift and home industries against AIDS with more than $5 million raised since its inception in 1992. In 2008, Gift for Life selected DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the U.S., as its sole charity partner. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has mobilized the immense resources of the design communities to provide more than $42 million to hundreds of AIDS organizations nationwide. More information is available at www.giftforlife.org and at www.diffa.org.