RAKAI – Cotton on Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Australia’s largest fashion retailer the Cotton On Group, has announced it has raised over $500,000 of the $1M goal for its campaign to support girls’ education in Uganda.
“We’re over half way! Through your support, we have raised over $500,000 of our $1M goal—but we’re not slowing down now! Shop the Girl Up range today to help keep girls in school,” the company posted on social media.
This website understands that half of the required 1 million US dollars has been collected less than two weeks, after it a collaboration with Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation initiative.
The unique partnership was announced at the Social Good Summit in New York as Cotton On Foundation beefs up its efforts to empower youth though education programs in Uganda, South Africa, Thailand and Australia.
Tim Diamond, Cotton On Foundation General Manager said the group is thrilled to be taking the story about its work and mission to the world through the Social Good Summit.
“Our partnership with Girl Up allows us to further build on the work we are doing to break down the barriers that girls face in accessing quality education,” he said at the Social Good Summit in New York recently.
Cotton On since launched an exclusive range of products it designed with Girl Up, for the ‘Together for Her’ campaign, which has since raised half of the funds for girl’s leadership development initiatives in Cotton On Foundation schools in Uganda.
The range features five on-trend illustrations and empowering quotes on tees, totes and water bottles.
The collection are also available online and in Cotton On stores globally since September 23, with 100% of proceeds from the campaign contributing to a Leadership Summit in Uganda for Cotton On Foundation-supported schools including St. Bernard’s ss Mannya, St. Nicholas Mannya and regional Girl Up Clubs.
ince 2007, Cotton On customers have raised almost $100M by taking more than 110 million actions that have changed the lives tens of thousands of people. Cotton On stores globally sell everyday items where 100% of proceeds are donated to the work of the Foundation.
The Cotton On Foundation was established in 2007.
Cotton On Foundation supports twenty schools in Southern Uganda and more than 7,000 girls across their global projects.
One Cotton On Foundation charity item (tissues, mints, totes, water bottles) is sold every 2.5 seconds in the Cotton On Group’s 1500 stores in 18 countries.
The Foundation has set its sights on raising another $100M by 2025.