Transforming Lives, One Shirt at a Time
USA for UNHCR launched a transformational gift-in-kind program in 2020 with Gap Inc., with an additional donation from Citizens of Humanity, to provide more than 6 million units of clothing to refugees. Building on this transformational gift-in-kind program, we brokered a new partnership in 2021 with clothing brand Hanes that provided 1.7 million new pieces of clothing.
In continued expansion of the program, we brought several other brands on board including Patagonia, Kuhl and Cisco with gifts-in-kind benefiting refugees in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Chile, Argentina and Bolivia and other crisis zones. Valued at an estimated $42 million, these partnerships created a more sustainable model to support the achievement of SDG12 on responsible consumption and production.