Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and a cancelled Global Change Award ceremony, the H&M Foundation was left with hotel rooms in Stockholm, Sweden that could not be used. The rooms have now been given to people working in healthcare, fighting day and night to save the lives of people infected with COVID-19.
In these times many vulnerable people are isolated without the possibility to go out to buy groceries and medicines. H&M Foundation has made a donation to GoodCause Foundation, who is setting up a digital tool matching these people with volunteers.
Today is the International Day of the Girl. So, let’s talk about the importance of education of girls. We can celebrate that more girls are getting access to school but the truth is, many miss out or even drop out, simply because of periods.
On International Women’s Day on March 8, H&M Foundation was honored to be part of a global movement for gender equality together with UN Foundation, UN Women, decision makers, and different organizations at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
Education should be available to everyone. Regardless of who you are, we’re you’re from and if you have a disability or not. As part of our project with Save the Children, the photo project “Building Dreams” was created.
During the first years of a baby’s life, their brain forms new connections at the amazing rate of 1,000 per second. Research shows that when we speak slower, more melodically and make exaggerated sounds it makes it easier for babies to learn new words and develop cognitive abilities. However, research has also shown that many fathers don’t interact with their babies in the same way as mothers do. In a global campaign with UNICEF, we urged fathers to speak baby talk to boost their babies brains. The initiative encouraged dads to interact more with their babies at an early age.
Noori Tales: Stories from the Indus Delta was a exhibition of works by award-winning Swedish-Eritrean photographer Malin Fezehai. The exhibition was available in Kungsträdgården in Stockholm August – September 2016 and was a collaboration between WaterAid and the H&M Foundation.
As of March 2016, the H&M Conscious Foundation changes its name to H&M Foundation to simplify communications.
The Gift Card Holiday campaign 2015 is now completed and thanks to our customers, the donation amounted to a total of €4,9 million. This donation from the H&M Conscious Foundation will go to a program run by UNICEF and will benefit 480,000 marginalized and vulnerable children, aged 5-14 in Myanmar. These children will get increased access to school and improved quality of education.
During the festivities around the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, the H&M Foundation joined forces with world leaders, artists and activists to support the new Global Goals. The Foundation committed to giving 45,000 of the poorest people in India access to clean water and toilets, through a partnership with Practical Action.