Fashion Girls For Humanity Raises Funds to Support Front-line Medical Workers in Fight Against COVID-19 pandemic
Fashion Girls For Humanity has taken a two-tier approach to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic partnering with Care+Wear to raise funds to support front-line medical workers and teaming with Fashion For The Front Lines to inform the public about ways they can help regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The non-profit was founded nine years ago by fashion industry notables Julie Gilhart, Kikka Hanazawa, Miki Higasa, and Tomoko Ogura in the wake of the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami disaster. Since then the organization has teamed with designers such as Alexander Wang, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren, and Thom Browne to raise $1 million for communities in need around the world when disaster strikes.
Today the organization has teamed with the leading provider of innovative health-wear, Care+Wear, to raise funds for Fashion Girls For Humanity’s Gowns for Good Made in America initiative to help frontline medical workers. The initiative will use the funding to support small businesses within the fashion and garment industries in the US that have pivoted their manufacturing to create PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to keep their factories operating and their staff employed. The PPE produced in these factories will then be donated to the hospitals with the most need nationwide.
In addition to raising funds, Fashion Girls For Humanity has taken on the challenge of the dire shortage of PPE needed by medical workers. Teaming with Fashion For The Front Lines, which sources PPE for healthcare workers during Covid-19, Fashion Girls For Humanity has created a hub with downloadable patterns for facemasks and gowns. The hub also includes lists of hospitals/facilities that are seeking donations or purchases of PPE as well as companies currently involved in producing PPE to better help, connect and serve the medical and healthcare community to the supplies they need.
– Head to their GoFundMe page and donate. By donating $25 you will be purchasing a gown to be donated to a Frontline Medical Worker, $250 will supply 10 gowns, $2,500 will supply 100 gowns. (These gowns are being made by small businesses located in the NY Garment District that have pivoted their factories to produce gowns for Front-liners.) The Made-In-New York gowns will be distributed to the hospitals with the most need in NY as well as nationwide.
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