Coronavirus: Ralph Lauren to donate 1.5 million products to frontline workers and families in need
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Building on the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation’s $10 million commitment to support COVID -19 relief, Ralph Lauren Corporation announced a donation of approximately 1.5 million clothing products to support hundreds of thousands of frontline workers and families in need around the world. The clothing donation includes comfortable loungewear and daily items, such as sweatshirts, sweatpants, T-shirts and sweaters, and will be donated through charity networks as well as many of the Company’s longstanding Pink Pony partners focused on cancer care.
In addition, the Company is bringing small comforts to hospital workers across its hometown of New York City, in the form of Ralph’s Coffee and baked goods. Ralph’s Coffee truck is visiting several New York City hospitals to provide complimentary La Colombe coffee and baked goods to hospital workers as a small gesture of our gratitude for their tireless service. Ralph’s Coffee truck was recently stationed outside the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Care Center and will continue to visit additional hospitals within the New York metro area over the next few weeks.
In March, the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation pledged $10 million to COVID-19 relief, with commitments of support to fund grants for Ralph Lauren employees in need, the World Health Organization COVID -19 Solidarity Response Fund, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) / Vogue Fashion Fund as well as a network of international cancer charities.
Finally, the Foundation and the Company also partnered with the CFDA Foundation to donate 250,000 masks and 25,000 gowns to U.S. frontline workers.