HCF to Match Dollar-For-Dollar Donations from Housewares Industry

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Aug. 24, 2023)—To help support the people of Maui after the recent wildfire tragedy, the Housewares Charity Foundation (HCF) has established a fund for donations and will match contributions dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000 in total. Donations will go to support the Maui Strong Fund and Team Rubicon Disaster Relief.

“There are no words to describe the devastating loss that the Maui community has endured due to the recent wildfire tragedy, which has been declared the deadliest natural disaster in Hawaii’s history and the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century,” said Ron Diamond, HCF executive chair and CEO, Conair Corp. “We’ve seen it on the news, and some of us know people directly affected. It’s a real-life nightmare,”

“Our industry has the opportunity to make a difference, to reflect the true Aloha spirit. Join your colleagues and friends with your donation today,” added Barb Westfield, HCF director and CEO, Westfield Market Makers. “If you chip in $5, we’ll donate $5 as a match, same goes for $50, $100 or more. Each and every dollar counts. Our goal is to reach $100,000 in total donations.”

To donate, please go to https://aesbid.com/ELP/HCF23/Donation. Information about Maui Strong is available here, and information on Team Rubicon Disaster Relief here.

For more information about the Housewares Charity Foundation, its honorees and its charities, please visit HousewaresCharity.org.


The International Housewares Association is the 85-year-old voice of the housewares industry. The not-for-profit, full-service association sponsors the world’s premier exposition of products for the home, The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market (TheInspiredHomeShow.com), and offers its 1,300 member companies a wide range of services, including industry and government advocacy; export assistance; industry and consumer trends through the IHA Market Watch Report; executive management peer groups; group buying discounts on business solutions services; direct-to-consumer engagement through TheInspiredHome.com; and an independent news and information platform through HomePageNews.com.