KWI invites NRF Attendees to donate to New York City’s 9/11 Tribute Center Fund during the Retail BIG Show
NEW YORK– January 13, 2014 –KWI, the industry leading Cloud solutions provider to Specialty Retail has partnered with KWI customer 9/11 Tribute Center to raise money for the September 11th Families’ Association, a non-‐profit corporation. The 9/11 Tribute Center expands upon the September 11th Families’ Association mission to unite and support victims of terrorism by incorporating the entire 9/11 community -‐ families, survivors, residents, rescue workers and volunteers affected by 9/11/01. KWI will be selling the New York firefighter remembrance teddy bear for $16.95 to benefit the Tribute Center during the 2014 National Retail Federation (NRF) show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, January 13‐14. All proceeds go directly to the September 11th Families’ Association.
The Tribute Center embodies the need to gather at the World Trade Center site, connect with the people, places and events of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001, and reflect. The 9/11 Tribute Center is a project of the September 11th Families’ Association, a 501(C)(3) non-‐profit corporation. The Center creates a central place for information about 9/11 at the WTC site. Visitors learn factual information about the events on September 11th, the identity of 2,973 people killed in the attacks, the unprecedented rescue and recovery operations and the tremendous spirit of support and generosity that arose after the attacks. The Tribute Center welcomes over 500,000 visitors to Lower Manhattan annually and is located next to FDNY firehouse 10/10 and across from the World Trade Center site, at one of downtown’s historic buildings at 120 Liberty Street.
Lee Ielpi, Board President of the Tribute Center states, “We appreciate our partnership with KWI in supporting our Center and programs which educate the next generation of young people about what happened to our world on 9/11. It is an honor to participate in the NRF show with KWI this year and we are thankful to all those who can support our efforts towards making tomorrow a better day.”
“As a customer of KWI’s for the past 10 years and a wonderful foundation to honor those lost and those that risked their lives to save others, we are proud to represent the 9/11 Tribute Center and assist to raise money to remember what New York City and the country went through on that devastating day. It is an honor for our company to be able to partner with the center and contribute to the fund,” states Sam Kliger, CEO, KWI.
Anyone wishing to make a donation and take home a 9/11 NYC Firefighter Memorial Bear, can visit KWI booth 3711 at the NRF show both Monday and Tuesday, January 13-‐14 or visit the 9/11 Tribute Center downtown to select from a number of memorial items.
KWI offers complete Cloud-‐based solutions for a broad range of clients in specialty retailing. KWI customers include Brighton Collectibles, Dooney & Bourke, John Varvatos, Theory, 7 For All Mankind, David Yurman, and Aerosoles. Since 1985, KWI has helped retailers achieve success through use of its
leading systems including merchandising, POS, Mobile POS, CRM, and loss prevention. KWI’s innovation
– from delivering leading-‐edge Software as a Service (SaaS) in 1985 to being in the forefront of technology advancements to deliver true Cloud retail solutions – enables retailers of all sizes with high-‐ end enterprise-‐class functionality at cost-‐effective rates. To learn more about KWI visit www.kwi.com.
Gary Brill, VP of Business Development, KWI
Tel: (516) 621‐2400 ext. 325