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. As celebration of the month, the NKBA says it and its members are donating products to the Storehouse of World Vision, an official non-profit partner of Kitchen & Bath Month.

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 urges its nearly 40,000 kitchen and bath industry members to donate to World Vision’s Storehouse. 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.

“The NKBA is proud to partner with The Storehouse of World Vision as they work to lessen the effects of poverty in America. It’s an excellent way for us as a professional organization to use our resources to give back to the communities across the country where our members do business,” said David Alderman, CMKBD, 2011 NKBA President.

For nearly a decade, the NKBA and World Vision have worked together to provide to those less fortunate. In the past 10 years, the NKBA and its members have donated nearly $50 million in products to the Storehouse of World Vision program benefitting American children and families in need.

“In these uncertain 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.”

For more information, visit NKBA.org/KBMonth.