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January 5, 2023: buffin‘s latest launch is all about doing good. The outdoor footwear brand has announced that his unisex cold-weather style companion, available in kids, youth and adult sizes, is now available for purchase at Baffin.com. $60 To $80 CAD, 100% of proceeds will go to Protect Our Winters Canada, a group that advocates for policy solutions to climate change. Companion Style was created by Baffin’s Citizenship Employee Advisory Group in the fall of 2021 for the sole purpose of giving to those in need. To that end, the brand donated 2,500 pairs of rubber boots to Ukrainian refugees through UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency). Corporate Citizenship EAG will continue to donate boots. Baffin has also pledged that for every Companion pair sold at retail, he will donate at least one pair to a North American organization in need.The boots are manufactured under the brand The Stoney Creek, Ontario plant uses 50% post-consumer recycled materials and supplements with donated compound care from supplier partners Felix Compounds and Aurora Plastics.
January 4, 2023: Tommy Hilfiger has announced the five finalists for the 2022 Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge., Selected from 259 applicants from global startups to scale-ups. The fourth edition of the program aims to reach historically marginalized entrepreneurs, including Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), individuals with disabilities and women. These entrepreneurs are contributing to the development of their communities by building a more inclusive fashion industry. Finalists include Care+Wear, IDA Sports, Koalaa, Tactus and Moner Bondhu. Last month, five of his finalists collaborated with experts at Tommy Hilfiger’s global headquarters in Amsterdam to develop practical solutions to their biggest challenges. In the final phase of the programme, a panel of judges including Hilfiger, CEO Martijn Hagman, and activist Halima Aden will each pitch his concept for the business on his February 9th. A prize of €200,000 will be distributed to the top two winners to support their ventures. Tommy Hilfiger Associate’s “Audience Favorite” will receive an additional €15,000.
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December 28, 2022: Plan International Canada announced that it has been selected as a non-profit partner of Uniqlo “Peace for All” initiative. Through this partnership, the organization, which is focused on advancing children’s rights and equality for girls, will donate up to CAD 5,000 (approximately CAD 3,676 at current exchange rates) from December 30 to January 13, 2023. $) said it would respond to customer donations. In a statement, the organization said the donation-matching campaign will raise funds for “Canada’s Youth Leaders” Gift of Hope to “unify young people of all backgrounds and position them as the next generation of global leaders.” rice field. Customers can donate to Plan International Canada at all Uniqlo stores and online checkouts in Canada.
December 23, 2022: DTLR announced that it has collected more than 30,000 toys across all stores in the past few weeks for its annual “Soleful Time of the Year” toy campaign. According to DTLR, the toys will be donated to more than 150 nonprofits, schools and community centers. Hundreds of local organizations have been identified by stores to help distribute toys to local communities, according to DTRL.
December 20, 2022: Academy Sports + Outdoors announced that it has donated over $250,000 to local communities this holiday season. Throughout December, the Academy will give back to thousands and surprise hundreds of shoppers through its annual “Traveling Santa” initiative at each of his 268 stores, with more than 50 held a holiday shopping event. Through its annual “Traveling Santa” initiative, the Academy surprises holiday shopping customers by helping pay for holiday gifts. The company’s charitable events include in-store shopping, bike donations, and other Give Back his initiatives in 50 communities across the Academy’s footprint.