Together, UNIQLO and Plan are highlighting why gender equality is essential to achieving Peace for All
Submitted by Plan International USA
Plan International USA, a global nonprofit organization partnering with adolescent girls, young women and children around the world to overcome oppression and gender inequality, is partnering with UNIQLO this holiday season. Plan has been selected as a nonprofit partner for UNIQLO’s Peace for All initiative during the holiday season, which includes matching customer donations up to $25,000 from Dec. 13 through Dec. 27, 2022.
“By partnering with UNIQLO, Plan is able to work toward a more peaceful world where everyone is able to choose the life they want to live,” said Jen Trainor, chief marketing officer at Plan International USA. “When girls are free of discrimination and gender norms, they can change the world.”
From now until Dec. 26, customers at UNIQLO will be able to donate to Plan at checkout in all of their U.S. stores. This comes on the heels of online customers being given the opportunity to donate at checkout in honor of Giving Tuesday, where donations were matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $15,000. UNIQLO, a Japanese casual fashion clothing manufacturer and retailer, supports organizations who work with those affected by violence, discrimination, armed conflict and poverty through its Peace for All project.
“We are very pleased to be partnering with Plan International USA in our combined goals of working toward a more peaceful and equal world,” said Jean Shein, UNIQLO global director of sustainability. “At UNIQLO, our purpose is to make everyday life better, not only through clothes, but through our contributions to society. We are proud to support Plan and have enjoyed sharing its work with our customers, who have been able to play a part in positively impacting the lives of girls around the world.”
The partnership supports Plan’s We Are the Girls campaign, which focuses on fighting gender inequality with girls in more than 75 countries around the world. Launched on International Day of the Girl 2022, We Are the Girls is an innovative, world-changing initiative that will raise $200 million by 2024 to amplify the voices of girls in the U.S. and around the world and fight the root causes of gender inequality. To promote the effort, Plan will be taking over UNIQLO’s social media accounts on Dec. 13 to spread the word on how UNIQLO’s followers can join Plan and help support girls.
This holiday season, shoppers can make their dollars go further with this matching opportunity. You can learn more about Plan at a pop-up installation at UNIQLO’s New York City Fifth Avenue store on Dec. 17-18 or by visiting www.planusa.org/we-are-the-girls/.
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Powered by supporters, Plan International USA partners with adolescent girls, young women and children around the world to overcome oppression and gender inequality, providing the support and resources that are unique to their needs and the needs of their communities, ensuring they achieve their full potential with dignity, opportunity and safety. Founded in 1937, Plan is an independent development and humanitarian organization that is active in more than 75 countries.
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Plan International USA is a girls’ rights organization. Powered by supporters, we partners with adolescent girls, young women and children around the world to overcome oppression and gender inequality. We provide the support and resources that are unique to their needs and the needs of their communities, ensuring they achieve their full potential with dignity, opportunity and safety. Founded in 1937, Plan is an independent development and humanitarian organization that is active in more than 75 countries.
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