Auction Items Set for Gift for Life Party

Gift For LifeNEW YORK—Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ charitable organization, will include 12 one-of-a-kind items, including handcrafted home decor and fashion pieces, at next month’s Party for Life silent auction.

The items have been donated by eight leading artisanal importers in connection with the presentation of Gift For Life’s 2014 Bert Tonkin “Gift of Giving Award” to Clare Brett Smith, president emerita of Aid to Artisans. A new, online, auction service will allow viewing and bidding on the items beginning two weeks before Party for Life, which takes place Monday, Feb. 3, in New York City.