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  Recovery Survival Network has been Chosen to Participate in National Product Donation Program Provided by The Home Depot Foundation and Managed by Gifts In Kind International

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Recovery Survival Network has been Chosen to Participate in National Product Donation Program Provided by The Home Depot Foundation and Managed by Gifts In Kind International

August 5, 2010 San Francisco - based Recovery Survival Network has been selected to participate in Framing Hope, The Home Depot’s national product donation program, in partnership with Gifts In Kind International, that matches Home Depot stores with local nonprofit organizations. As a beneficiary of the program, Recovery Survival Network will receive donated building and maintenance supplies and assorted home improvement products from The Home Depot store from August 5, 2010 – August 4, 2011 for the newly formed partnership year.

“RSN is thrilled to be matched with our 3 local Home Depot stores to receive donated products,” said Lou Gordon, Executive Director and founder of, Recovery Survival Network (RSN) on behalf of The Chairman of the RSN Board, Joel Turtle and RSN board members Amal Allan, Wells Fargo Bank Branch Manager, David Kassis, Wells Fargo Bank Business Specialist and Lloyd Graetz, retired Captain from the US Army. Kevin Henley RSN Case manager for the SF Sheriff Department’s NoVA program says “This partnership with Home Depot and GIKI will help provide a new beginning for clients reentering the community from the criminal justice systems, which will help make our communities a safer place to live”. “The products we receive will help us to fulfill our mission; “To help those who want to help themselves. “

Launched in 2008, Framing Hope is funded by The Home Depot and The Home Depot Foundation and managed by Gifts In Kind International, an international charity that distributes new, donated products to qualified nonprofit organizations. Framing Hope’s mission is to support charitable organizations that focuson affordable housing initiatives with unsold, usable products from local Home Depot stores. Framing Hope allows nonprofits to stretch their dollars further and use their resources wisely with donated materials that help with the construction and maintenance of healthy, affordable housing.

“Framing Hope is a great example of a program that supports the triple bottom line, because it benefits people by providing supplies to support safe, healthy housing; it benefits the planet by diverting our unsold merchandise from landfills; and it benefits local nonprofits by giving them additional resources,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation. “We are delighted that RSN will be a part of the program, and we look forward to this partnership enhancing their ability to make a positive impact on the community.”

Currently, more than 825 Home Depot stores are partnered with about 650 nonprofit organizations across the country. The nonprofit selection process and the specifics of the donation process for each are managed by Gifts in Kind International.

“The generous donations of The Home Depot to charitable organizations around the country help nonprofits such as Recovery Survival Network to survive these tough economic times and continue serving people in need in the community,” said Gifts In Kind International President and CEO Cindy Hallberlin. “Gifts In Kind is honored to work with The Home Depot to help nonprofits and the people they serve in San Francisco obtain products that can help them be more successful.”

Charitable organizations wishing to partner with a local Home Depot store should contact Gifts In Kind International at 703.836.2121 or visit

Gifts In Kind International
Ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the nation’s best-managed charities in America, Gifts In Kind International ( 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. Last year, Gifts In Kind distributed product donations valued at more than $400 million.

The Home Depot & The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,245 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico and China. Created in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating and preserving healthy, affordable homes as the cornerstone of sustainable communities. Since its formation, The Home Depot Foundation has granted $190 million to nonprofit organizations and supported the development of more than 95,000 homes, planted more than 1.2 million trees, and built or refurbished more than 1,875 playgrounds, parks and greenspaces. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter@homedepotfdn.

Media Contacts:

Lou Gordon, Recovery Survival Network
415-552-1111 or

Kara Kozimor, Gifts in Kind International
703-299-7575 or

Catherine Woodling, The Home Depot Foundation
770-384-2304 or

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