The PVH Foundation is committing US 1 million dollars toward COVID-19 relief, including a USD 100,000 dollars donation to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund created by the UN Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, benefitting the World Health Organization and other partners.
By Romanita Oprea
“As I work with our global leadership team to address a responsible plan forward for our business, how we execute it as good corporate citizens is an important part of our discussions,” said Manny Chirico, Chairman and CEO, PVH. “There is no roadmap for this crisis, but I know that at PVH we have strong values and connections to our communities.”
As part of the immediate and ongoing funds to support the industry and the communities where the company’s representatives work and live, they will make additional contributions to organizations that are addressing the needs of our global supply chain workforce as well as resiliency grants to local partners and community foundations addressing the needs of our communities seeing some of the biggest impacts.
The Foundation started shipping 2 million + units of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that includes, isolation gowns, masks and face shields to the Montefiore Health System in New York to support healthcare workers.
Through its Associate Relief Fund, corporate, retail and warehouse associates in the US who suffer a financial hardship as a result of contracting COVID-19 can receive grants to provide financial assistance.
The PVH Foundation will continue to match the donations of our associates in the US and Canada through our matching gift program.
In addition to the USD 1 million commitment, PVH had also made a 2 million RMB (≈ USD 275,000) contribution to the Chinese Society of the Red Cross as well as a USD 50,000 dollars contribution to A Common Thread, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund initiative to provide support and raise awareness for those in the American fashion community who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger have donated product in the US and Netherlands to support frontline healthcare workers and will continue to give product where it is needed the most, for the greatest impact. Calvin Klein is also a founding partner and donor of OutRight Action International’s COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ Emergency Fund.
The PVH Foundation recognizes that there will be a long road ahead and it will share updates as we navigate through these uncertain times and determine how we can best make an impact and continue driving fashion forward for good.