The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) will celebrate Kitchen & Bath Month with the launch of a free downloadable planner for consumers and by donating products to the Storehouse of World Vision.

During October, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) will celebrate Kitchen & Bath Month by helping consumers enhance the value of their homes with the free downloadable NKBA Kitchen Planner and NKBA Bath Planner. In addition to introducing the new planners at NKBA.org/Planners , the association and its members are donating products to the Storehouse of World Vision, official non-profit partner of Kitchen & Bath Month.

"During Kitchen & Bath Month, the NKBA and its members will continue to aid consumers by offering our free NKBA Kitchen and Bath Planners for those interested in increasing the value of their homes with kitchen and bath remodels," stated Don Sciolaro, chief executive officer of the NKBA. "In addition, we are honored to continue our longstanding relationship with World Vision by challenging our members to provide products such as appliances, fixtures, lighting and surfacing materials for future installation in facilities assisting those less fortunate."

The Storehouse of World Vision aims to address the needs of Americans suffering from disaster, personal crisis or economic hardship by providing families with supplies such as clothing, personal care items and building materials. In celebration of Kitchen & Bath Month, the NKBA has set a goal to collect 1,000 or more donations in the month of October from its nearly 40,000 kitchen and bath industry members for donation to World Vision's Storehouse. As the United States faces one of the worst economic times in history, these contributions will allow World Vision partner agencies to construct or enhance community centers, shelters and other facilities that support hundreds of thousands of children and families in need nationwide.

"In these challenging economic times, the need to build and remodel support facilities is essential, and a significant part of improving the facilities involves the need for kitchen and bath product donations," said Efrain Perez, corporate relations director of the Storehouse of World Vision. "With the help of the NKBA and the donated products from members, we will be able to help our partner agencies update many of those facilities and further support those in need. We are grateful for our partnership with the NKBA, which allows us to continue our mission of fighting poverty and injustice."