TORONTO, April 29, 2020 /CNW/ – H&M Canada is partnering with Women’s Shelters Canada to provide over 20,000 garments across the country.
H&M cares about the health and wellbeing of not only its customers and colleagues, but the community at large, especially those affected by the current pandemic. To continue our strong partnership with Women’s Shelters Canada, H&M Canada will make an in-kind donation of three hundred thousand dollars’ worth of product. With domestic violence increasing significantly due to the “stay home” restrictions of COVID-19, this donation will help a group of individuals who are vulnerable to the current pandemic. The product donation will include a mix of clothing for women and children ranging in sizes, to help these communities meet their needs in this hard time.
In addition to these efforts, H&M Group has taken actions in the previous weeks to help aid in the fight against COVID-19 around the world. In March, H&M Group began quickly arranging for its supply chain to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) to be provided to hospitals and health care workers around the world. In addition, H&M began letting global aid organizations utilize H&M social channels to spread the message of health and safety around the COVID-19 pandemic to followers around the world.
Alongside these actions, H&M Foundation made a $500,000 donation to the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
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