A week after the temporary closure of selected Ralph Lauren retail stores across the globe, for the well-being of its staff members and their families, the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation announced a whooping US$10 million donation in support of the ongoing battle against the coronavirus.
The funds are being distributed to a variety of organisations that include the World Health Organisation COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, Pink Pony Fund, Vogue Fashion Fund for COVID-19 relief and Emergency Assistance Foundation for Ralph Lauren colleagues facing special circumstances like medical, eldercare or childcare needs.
A standing ovation doesn’t cut it for Ralph Lauren and his team’s efforts to help the communities heavily affected by the pandemic – the foundation’s support goes beyond just financial aid. The production of 250,000 masks and 25,000 medical isolation gowns are currently in process with their US manufacturing companies to help diminish the shortage of supplies and prevent the reuse of exposed materials.
“As we move through this challenging time, we are focused on continuing to be the beacon of optimism and unity that Ralph Lauren and our brands have always been.” shares Patrice Louvet, President and CEO of Ralph Lauren Corporation.
We’re proud of how the fashion community has come together to donate funds and offer assistance in light of the ongoing global pandemic. Brands and designers such as Giorgio Armani, Prada, Donatella Versace, Sergio Rossi, alongside the luxury conglomerate, LVMH, have all contributed in the fight against COVID-19.
Want to know how you can make a donation during this crucial time? Find out more here.
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