The donation will help millions of unemployed Americans in need
During this curse moment in history, it’s more necessary than ever to work together to support one another, especially those in need. As a brand that believes in freedom, equality, and a life with no boundaries for all, Banana Republic continues empowering people through clothing. In response to the current crisis in America, the Company Will Work for a Better Republic by donating more than $20 million of new clothing to those in need. The donation will also include millions of unemployed Americans who need support getting back to work.
Donation to make a difference
In partnership with Delivering Good – a nonprofit organization, Banana Republic will donate clothing to a variety of partner organizations, including Hour Working Women Program in New York, Central City Neighborhood Partners in Los Angeles, Family Focus Englewood in Chicago, among others. This donation will help people as they build a brighter future.
“Among our network of more than 700 community partners, we will focus this donation on nonprofits with workforce training and re-entry programs and markets that have been especially affected by the current crises. This donation will have such a positive impact on men, women, and disadvantaged young adults,” said Delivering Good President & CEO Lisa Gurwitch.
Banana Republic, along with Gap Inc. brands Athleta, Gap, and Old Navy, have come together to donate $250,000 to support the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and EmbraceRace to fight for equal rights.
The Gap Foundation also previously announced a $1 million donation to local, state, national, and international non-profit organizations to support underserved families during the coronavirus crisis.
In addition, parent company Gap Inc. has leveraged its supply chain to connect hospital networks with millions of critical personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers in response to COVID-19. Banana Republic’s first reusable face mask was sold in benefit to Feeding America®’s COVID-19 Response Fund.