What started as a simple donation to complete a healthcare centre in a small African village was to be a life-changing partnership for the people of Southern Uganda and for the Cotton On Foundation. In November 2007, the Cotton On Foundation arrived in Mannya village, Uganda. Known to be an area rife with HIV/AIDS and deemed "Mission Impossible" by its local diocese, Mannya was a community in need of help. A lack of education, basic infrastructure and healthcare facilities had led to a village in desperate need of a helping hand.
In partnership with the Cotton On Group retail team and the incredible generosity of our customers, we are now working with Ugandan communities and others globally in helping to build a healthy and sustainable future.
How? We sell our own products in over 1,000 Cotton On Group stores globally, and all of the proceeds go back to the Cotton On Foundation to support those most in need.
It is as simple as that! We are different to most other charities; rather than cutting cheques, we roll our sleeves up and get our hands dirty to help out our mates. We also lean on Cotton On Group resources to help us to deliver projects at the lowest operating cost. We manage all the projects from start to finish, ensuring that all needs are met within a realistic timeframe … and we have fun doing it!
Our projects, are all based on four pillars; health, education, sustainability and infrastructure. These pillars were derived from the United Nations Millenium Development Goals and form the basis of every project undertaken by the Cotton On Foundation. In line with the Millenium Development Goals and our mission of ‘empowering youth’, we are helping to reduce poverty and improve the lives of those in need.
We truly are in partnership with you our customers, and we’re proud of the fact that you can follow your dollar and the journey it takes, including the real impact it has on people’s lives.
For more information, or to contact them, visit www.cottononfoundation.org