UNIQLO invites Malaysia to celebrate the spirit of giving this Ramadan by donating their pre-loved UNIQLO clothes for the underprivileged communities throughout the country. Under the initiative 10,000 Ways to Help, the Japanese apparel retailer aims to collect 10,000 pieces of clothing and distribute them to homeless centers nationwide in collaboration with the Malaysian Relief Agency, a humanitarian organization, and the Kuala Lumpur Homeless Transit Centre, where UNIQLO established its first Clothing Corner last October.
“Our 10,000 Ways to Help initiative offers our customers the opportunity to repurpose their clothes in a meaningful and sustainable way, that is not only in line with the festive season’s practice of showing empathy for those who are less fortunate, but also UNIQLO’s recycling efforts,” said Yuki Yamada, CEO of UNIQLO Singapore and Malaysia.
Collection has already begun at recycling boxes stationed in all UNIQLO stores, where customers can head over and drop their pre-loved clothes to be repurposed with their new wearers. Ten donors will be invited to join the official clothes donation ceremony at the Kuala Lumpur Homeless Transit Centre.
UNIQLO Malaysia will top the 10,000 pieces of clothing collected from customers with 10,000 AIRism masks to be donated to the homeless communities in Malaysia.
Besides collecting second hand clothes and donating them with AIRism masks to homeless people, UNIQLO is also collaborating with Sew X Dignity, a social enterprise under Dignity for Children Foundation to make the sustainable green packets for this Raya to reduce the paper usage. UNIQLO customers will receive a reusable Raya packet for free with a minimum purchase of RM300 at any UNIQLO retail stores and online store from April 30 to May 6.
More information on UNIQLO Malaysia’s 10,000 Ways to Help initiative and reusable Raya Packets giveaway is available at www.uniqlo.com/my/en/raya.