The Mission

The mission of the nonprofit Housewares Charity Foundation is, in the spirit of goodwill, to raise funds annually for designated charities and help unite and promote the philanthropic image of the housewares industry.

In a collaborative effort among industry manufacturers, retailers and allied industry partners, the Foundation hosts an annual charitable dinner that coincides with the International Home + Housewares Show. The goals of the dinner are to raise funds for charities, unite our industry and honor its leaders.

Honorees are selected for their humanitarian efforts and exceptional leadership. The Foundation endeavors to create an industry legacy by supporting a single charity in continuity while also partnering annually with charities selected by honorees.

For more information on The Housewares Charity Foundation, please contact us:
Phone: 847-692-0111
Email: charity@housewares.org

The Gala


Join us for a star-studded gala at Navy Pier during the

2017 International Home + Housewares Show.
Monday, March 20, 2017 | 5:30-9:00 PM | Navy Pier

Where giving intersects with fun...where compassion combines with culinary delights...where the industry connects
to raise funds and awareness and honor its leaders. It’s just plain smart to have heart.

  • Lakeside Terrace—2nd Floor: Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
  • Grand Ballroom—Main Floor: Dinner, Live Auction, Awards Program
  • James Beard Chefs creating their signature specialties.
  • Business Attire


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2017 Gala Honorees

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The 2017 Gala Benefits

Learn More About BCRF
Learn More About No Kid Hungry
View Past Charities


Housewares Charity Foundation at the 2016 Show

Heart of Housewares

Event Photos

Board of Directors

Press Releases




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