On December 2, 2014 the retailer pays it forward by donating $7.5 million of new apparel to help dress people in need this Holiday season, in partnership with not-for-profit organization K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers.
In celebration of #GivingTuesday, visit any H&M store on December 2nd, for one day only, to join the retailer in giving back to the underprivileged through a customer register drive. All donations raised will directly benefit K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers. Customers can also donate by visiting www.donateproduct.com/hmgivesback
Supporting local Communities is one of H&M’s commitments to a more sustainable future. “H&M is happy to make this donation to people who need it most at a time they need it most,” says Daniel Kulle, U.S. President for H&M. “This initiative is built on passion, long-term thinking and teamwork and could not be done without the support of our loyal customers. The Holidays are such a significant time and we think it is important to help our communities by providing essential clothing and accessories for men, women and children in need.”
“We have been working with retailers and manufacturers for 28 years, providing new donated product to community charities for serving the underprivileged,” said K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers President Joel Newman. “H&M’s generous gift makes them our 4th largest apparel donor for 2014, and demonstrates their commitment to giving back.”
The cash donations made on #GivingTuesday will help K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers deliver donated product from H&M and other companies directly to the people who need it most.
K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Inc. is an organization that donates unused clothing, accessories and other product to people in need. K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers works to unite retailers, manufacturers, foundations, and individuals to help those impacted by poverty and tragedy receive new merchandise. The organization gifts new product including apparel, accessories, shoes, furniture, toys, books, school supplies, and other items that have been donated from companies. This merchandise is distributed through a network of over 800 charities across the country, helping to improve the well-being of at-risk individuals. Since to company’s inception in 1985, K.I.D.S/Fashion Delivers has distributed over $1 billion worth of product to those in need.
H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) was founded in Sweden in 1947 and is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. The company’s business concept is to offer fashion and quality at the best price. In addition to H&M, the group includes the brands & Other Stories, Cheap Monday, COS, Monki and Weekday as well as H&M Home. The H&M Group has around 3,300 stores in 54 markets including franchise markets. In 2013, sales including VAT were SEK 150,090 million and the number of employees is more than 116,000. For further information, visit hm.com.