Gabriela Hearst and Net-a-Porter Launch Bags of Purpose to Help Fight COVID-19

Gabriela Hearst and Net-a-Porter Team Up to Help Fight COVID-19

7/1/2020 4:36:00 AM

Gabriela Hearst and Net-a-Porter Team Up to Help Fight COVID-19

Twenty percent of profits will go to Save the Children’s global Coronavirus Response Fund.

Courtesy Gabriela HearstFor Hearst, the decision to support Save the Children again was obvious. “When the pandemic started, it was pretty clear that there were going to be serious repercussions for children,” she says. “Hundreds of millions of children around the world that are not going to school. And a lot of those families have lost their income. Think about how much the world is changing. Now try imagining it from the perspective of a child.” Funds raised will go towards twin goals of keeping kids in the U.S. and around the world healthy and educated during the coronavirus crisis.

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Thirty million kids in America rely on school for food as well as education, and with the closing of schools and summer programs across the country, many children living in rural areas are without both. Save the Children is making deliveries of meals and educational materials to help ensure that out-of-school students are getting the tools they need to thrive at home.

Save the Children staff deliver learning materials like books, worksheets, and educational toys to children and families in Eastern Kentucky.Shawn MillsapsSave the Children is also working in Syria, Lebanon, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, and more than 100 other countries to provide nutrition and learning resources, as well as hygiene supplies and PPE to reduce the spread of the virus among the world’s most vulnerable populations. The humanitarian organization makes every dollar count. $100 can provide a box of 50 face masks; fill a bookshelf for a child; or feed breakfast, lunch and dinner to 10 children who usually rely on school for food. Each handbag purchased has the potential to help.

Salam*, 10 and brother Rami*, 13, learn at home in a camp in Northwest Syria.Save the Children“It’s going to be such a hard world for millions and millions of people,” says Hearst, reflecting on the pandemic’s truly global reach. “That’s why I believe that if any individual or company is in a position to help, they must do so.

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Gabriela Hearst and Net-a-Porter Launch Bags of Purpose to Help Fight COVID-19Twenty percent of profits will go to Save the Children’s global Coronavirus Response Fund.

Gabriela Hearst and Net-a-Porter Launch Bags of Purpose to Help Fight COVID-19Twenty percent of profits will go to Save the Children’s global Coronavirus Response Fund.

Gabriela Hearst and Net-a-Porter Launch Bags of Purpose to Help Fight COVID-19Twenty percent of profits will go to Save the Children’s global Coronavirus Response Fund.

Gabriela Hearst and Net-a-Porter Launch Bags of Purpose to Help Fight COVID-19Twenty percent of profits will go to Save the Children’s global Coronavirus Response Fund.

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