Fashion Group Foundation launches 'Help Ukraine' fund
The Fashion Group Foundation launched this month its 'Help Ukraine' fund, in partnership with Delivering Good, in a bid to rally the fashion industry to raise funds and act on behalf of Ukrainians in need.
The foundation arm of the Fashion Group International, a membership organization of professionals in fashion and related industries with regions in 26 cities globally, the Fashion Group Foundation has partnered with the New York-based Delivering Good to offer "financial support" to the Ukraine people and those refugees overseas, according to a press statement.
"As a global organization with connections around the world, Fashion Group Foundation has established a fund: “Fashion Group – Help Ukraine” and is reaching out to our partners and community for support. We have partnered with Delivering Good, a New York-based 501(c)(3) organization, to assess needs and provide direct financial support to those in the Ukraine and refugees abroad," said President and CEO, Maryanne Grisz, Fashion Group International.
FGI said it chose to partner with the charity Delivering Good for its record of efficiency, with more than 99% of revenue dedicated to its charitable program of distributing new apparel, accessories, home furnishings, and other useful items, resources, and funds.
Founded in 1985, Delivering Good has distributed nearly $3 billion of donated products through a network of community partners, serving individuals and families affected by poverty and disaster.
“While the situation is still unfolding, Delivering Good will continue to evaluate and assess the situation and will be ready to act as needed," said Gary Simmons, acting CEO for Delivering Good, when talking about the new Help Ukraine fund.
As part of the partnership, Fashion Group International also said it plans to leverage its 26 "active chapters" and its members around the globe to raise awareness of and engagement with the charitable campaign.
The 'Help Ukraine' campaign kicked off March 1.
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