UNIQLO Malaysia is donating 5,500 new HEATTECH items and winter essentials valued at RM 440,000 to those affected by the earthquake in Türkiye in response to appeals by the Turkish Embassy and disaster relief agencies in the respective countries. The donation will be made through the Malaysian Relief Agency, a non-profit organisation dedicated to provide relief support to ease the plight of the affected victims.
The donation follows UNIQLO parent company Fast Retailing’s announcement last week of a cash donation of one million euros and relief winter clothes, including 30,000 items of UNIQLO HEATTECH thermal items, to its longstanding global partner UNHCR.
“UNIQLO’s mission has always been to stay close to communities and improve people’s lives. Thus, at the heart of UNIQLO, we strive for not only sustainability but also extending a helping hand to those in need. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the people affected, and we hope this donation will provide warmth and protection during this difficult time,” said Evelyn Tan, Sustainability Director of UNIQLO Malaysia.
Over the past week, UNIQLO Malaysia and Singapore worked closely with the Malaysian Relief Agency and Turkish Embassy in Singapore, to provide clothing items to assist earthquake victims and support recovery efforts. The contribution included new Extra Warm cotton shirts and leggings, winter essentials and 2,000 clothing contributed by UNIQLO customers in Malaysia from RE.UNIQLO programme, which will bring much-needed aid to the victims and Special Malaysia Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (SMART) team.
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