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November 14th, 2012
Global Views, Whereoware to Receive Awards at Party for Life

Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ leading charitable organization, announced today that two industry leaders, Global Views and Whereoware, will be honored during Gift for Life’s 21st Annual Party for Life, taking place Sunday, January 27, 2013 in New York City.

Global Views will receive Gift For Life’s “Design for Life Award,” which recognizes excellence in product design and sustained impact on the gift and home décor industries. This is the second time the award has been presented. Kathy Ireland was the first recipient of the “Design for Life Award.” Global Views is a home decor wholesale company with collections that blend various styles to make pieces that are elegant, exotic, refined, and casual. They offer a wide assortment of fashion forward products from furniture to accessories that fit every price range. Global Views is based in Dallas, TX.

“We are humbled by this award and accept it on behalf of all of our hardworking team members,” said David Gebhart, Global Views CEO and co-founder. “While our core mission is creating elegant décor we also strive to make a difference in the lives of our community. Gift for Life is a strong leader and partner for this effort.”

Whereoware will receive Gift for Life’s “Trailblazer Award,” which recognizes an industry pioneer for outstanding achievement and significant contributions, as well as for creative products and ideas with lasting impact. For more than 13 years, leading gift, home and lighting companies have entrusted Whereoware with building and managing their websites and online marketing programs – helping customers to grow sales across all channels. Whereoware has experience implementing a large scope of marketing tactics and development services, including sales force automation, pay-per-click, SEO, mobile development, and CRM portals.

“In many ways our company is merely a reflection of this generous and creative industry,” said Eric Dean, president of Whereoware. “So, it’s an honor to accept this award in the spirit of the inspiration we receive from clients and from organizations such as Gift for Life.”

“Although very different companies, Global Views and Whereoware are each important industry leaders with heart,” said Leslie Nathan-Street, chair of the Gift for Life board. “Their boundless energy to meet the needs of the industry is matched by a generous spirit.”

Make plans now to attend Gift for Life’s 21st Annual Party for Life, benefiting DIFFA, on January 27, 2013 at The Boathouse at Central Park. 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.

Each year, Gift for Life hosts events throughout the U.S. benefitting DIFFA. The primary mission of Gift for Life and DIFFA is to eradicate the AIDS pandemic in the U.S. Working together, Gift for Life and DIFFA will continue to raise funds for HIV/AIDS service and education programs. For additional information please visit www.giftforlife.org. Follow Gift for Life’s efforts via their free e-newsletter, available at http://www.giftforlife.org/about_gfl/press-releases-and-newsletters/.

ABOUT GIFT FOR LIFE
Gift for Life, the gift, home décor and stationery industry’s volunteer group raising funds for AIDS assistance and research through DIFFA: Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS, was founded in 1992. Since then, Gift for Life has raised nearly $5 million through special events, cause-related marketing, promotions, and from corporate and individual donations. For more information visit www.giftforlife.org

ABOUT DIFFA
DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS is one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the U.S. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has mobilized the immense resources of the design communities to provide more than $38 million to hundreds of AIDS organizations nationwide. The DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS Web site is available at www.diffa.org

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