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September 12, 2005

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Gifts In Kind International, along with our corporate and logistics partners, provides a unique emergency relief response plan that directly connects community needs with corporate giving.

Businesses can donate newly manufactured products to Gifts In Kind International, the world?s leading product philanthropist. Gifts In Kind International manages product donation programs for 44% of the Fortune 500 companies, among others. The Gillette Company, Nike, IBM, Men?s Warehouse, Mattel, Talbots, and Est?e Lauder have contributed products, bringing needed comfort and aid to Katrina?s victims.

We help our donors provide essential products and distribute them when and where they are needed most. Businesses can learn more by visiting www.giftsinkind.org. Gifts In Kind International also accepts financial contributions to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

During this emergency relief period, we ask donating companies to provide shipping of the products. This helps Gifts In Kind International, which operates at less than one percent of the value of goods distributed and the recipient organizations who have limited resources.

Currently, we have 16 distribution centers strategically located around the Gulf states ready to take action. These centers are receiving and redistributing products to shelters, the Astrodome, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, United Way, among other front-line charities that are providing the victims of Hurricane Katrina with the necessary products to begin the restoration of their lives. We recommend contacting the front-line charities to receive the items they need.

Hurricane Katrina has devastated thousands of lives. We hope our efforts will give those victims a sense of relief and support during this difficult time.

Barry Anderson

Interim President and CEO

Gifts In Kind International

Alexandria, Va.

03:57 PM

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