Investing In Impact For Refugees Help
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New Clothes, New Beginnings

A partnership with Gap Inc., with an additional donation from Citizens of Humanity, launched a transformational gift-in-kind program to provide more than 6 million units of clothing to vulnerable refugees in places like Burkina Faso, Lebanon and Armenia. Representing more than one-third of the annual global demand for clothing, the Gap Inc. donation was the single biggest new clothing donation to date for UNHCR.

The scale of these donations led to a new partnership between USA for UNHCR and Good360, a charitable organization whose mission is to help companies donate excess merchandise to charities instead of destroying it or selling it for pennies on the pound. These partnerships also created a more sustainable model to address the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 around responsible consumption and production.