Donate for Coronavirus is necessary.
The fashion industry faces a dire financial future. Stores are closed, production is largely halted, runway shows are canceled, and magazines are scrambling to figure out how to produce remotely. But companies are still diving deep into their pockets to donate millions of dollars to help fight the coronavirus. They’re also doing what they can with the resources they have, whether that means sewing masks and hospital gowns, producing hand sanitizer, or culling donations.
Below, an exhaustive list of what companies, brands, and stores — big and small — are doing to help.
The California-based brand will donate $1 million to the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund, which will support community clinics and hospitals across the county, specifically their ability to scale up capacity, increase staffing, and implement testing. AG has also committed to continuing to pay and providing benefits to its 2,000 employees between its affiliate companies in LA, Mexico, and at each of their retail store locations nationwide.
The current outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has now affected over 100 countries and territories around the world, including the United States. In late January 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization announced that the outbreak of the novel respiratory virus was a “public health emergency of international concern.” On March 11, the World Health Organization Director-General officially characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic.
Most illnesses have currently been reported to be mild, though serious illness—including death—has occurred, especially among those with extreme underlying health conditions.
Nonprofit organizations are responding to the COVID-19 outbreak and mobilizing resources for coronavirus relief. Please consider making a donation to the coronavirus aid efforts of the Classy partners below.