Gucci Donates $500,000 to Help Supply COVID-19 Vaccines

Luxury brand Gucci, which is owned by French conglomerate Kering, announced on Friday morning it will donate at least $500,000 to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in order to help supply and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to vulnerable people all around the world.

Luxury brand Gucci, which is owned by French conglomerate Kering, announced on Friday morning it will donate at least $500,000 to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in order to help supply and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to vulnerable people all around the world. 

Gucci also pointed out that in addition to the $500,000 donation, the company would match money raised for UNICEF by up to $100,000, and invited each of its followers to donate through the company’s platform and official website between December 5th and December 26th.

The United Nations agency is currently raising funds for COVAX to pool funds from wealthier countries and non-profit organizations to buy and distribute vaccines to poorer nations. COVAX, which is a program led by the GAVI vaccine group and the World Health Organization, has so far raised $2 billion.

Gucci’s cash will fund activities such as the supply of test kits to curb community transmission, cold chain equipment to keep doses of vaccines in the proper temperature, and the transport of vaccines.


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