Capri Holdings, a UK based SJE Group investment, is donating more than USD $3 million in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.
Capri Holdings consists of world leading fashion brands including Versace, Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo.
In Milan, Versace is donating USD $500,000 to support local efforts in response to the pandemic. This is in addition to the ¥1 million that Versace donated in February to support the Chinese Red Cross Foundation. These additional funds will support the following organisations:
San Raffaele Hospital will receive $400,000 to provide critical aid to the hospital’s intensive care unit for patients battling the COVID-19 virus.
Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana will receive $100,000 for the “Italia, we are with you” project, an initiative to donate ventilators and medical equipment to the country’s hospitals.
In New York, the Michael Kors brand will donate USD $1 million to support local relief efforts. In addition, founder Michael Kors and John Idol will make personal contributions of an additional $1 million towards these efforts. The combined $2 million donation will be distributed across the following organizations to support relief efforts in New York City:
Two of New York City’s largest hospital systems, NYU Langone Health and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, will each receive $750,000 to support emergency patient care, financial relief to frontline medical staff, and related clinical and diagnostic research.
God’s Love We Deliver will receive $250,000 to fund meals to be delivered to the city’s most vulnerable individuals living with serious illness—people who are especially at risk during this time—across all five boroughs.
A Common Thread, CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund for COVID-19 Relief will receive $250,000 to provide financial relief for small businesses in the fashion community affected by the pandemic.
In London, Jimmy Choo will donate USD$500,000 to support relief efforts:
National Health Service COVID-19 Urgent Appeal by NHS Charities Together will receive $250,000 to support hospital staff, volunteers and others on the front line caring for COVID-19 patients.
The World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund will receive $250,000, enabling countries to prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 crisis, and supporting medical professionals and patients worldwide by providing critical aid and supplies.