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.
Since the new virtual currency, Unicoin, was launched by UNICEF and H&M Foundation, children from every corner of the globe* have exchanged their drawings for Unicoins to support children’s right to learn and develop from an early age. H&M Foundation matches exchanged drawings with educational material, which UNICEF then hands out to the most vulnerable children around the world. The last day to exchange a drawing on unicoins.org is on Thursday July 9, 2015.
Through their foundations, Reach for Change and H&M Foundation, Kinnevik and H&M are jointly supporting social entrepreneurs that improve the situation for women and youth in Ethiopia.