Kenneth Cole Launches Retail Program to Raise Continued Funds for Center
AWEARNESS, The Kenneth Cole Foundation, announces the opening of the Kenneth Cole Haiti Health Center (KCHHC) at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cite Soleil, Haiti–one of the most challenging and underserved areas in the Western Hemisphere. The KCHHC will provide disease prevention, treatment, and education by empowering and supplying local Haitian leaders with the tools necessary to sustain a healthy community.
The funds for the center were raised through online and in-store donations. As part of this announcement, Kenneth Cole is launching a third retail program (running from September 7 to September 21), encouraging customers to donate $10 in Kenneth Cole retail stores and online at kennethcole.com in exchange for a 15 percent discount on purchases that day. Additionally, as a thank you for donating, customers will receive discounts on future purchases.
“We’re excited to announce the opening of the Kenneth Cole Haiti Health Center, which is intended to provide necessary disease prevention, education, and treatment to this population in need,” said Kenneth Cole. “The courage, strength, and capacity of the Haitian people is limitless. Our hope and intention is that the center will empower them with the tools necessary to build a healthier and stronger community.”
The center is part of Kenneth Cole’s ongoing disaster relief efforts in Haiti. Following the 2010 earthquake, 3.5 million people suffered serious physical, emotional, and medical challenges. Immediately following this earthquake, Kenneth Cole Productions organized a shoe drive for those affected and communicated a message of support via a billboard campaign. In October 2012, Kenneth Cole and 16 associates traveled to Haiti to volunteer and launch a community building initiative on the ground. Learn more about the trip and The Kenneth Cole Haiti Health Center online at awearness.com.
KCHHC at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cite Soleil is part of a tri-level collaborative medical system in partnership with St. Damien’s and St. Luke‘s. These hospitals are among the premier in Haiti and include partnerships with the Mayo Clinic, St. Jude’s Children, and others. Learn more online at stlukehaiti.org.
About AWEARNESS, The Kenneth Cole Foundation
AWEARNESS promotes, encourages, and inspires meaningful social change, and supports, like-minded Change Agents and organizations to make a difference. We also sell products and host events in support of their important causes. As part of each partnership, an AWEARNESS “Change Agent” is selected, and their story of social activism is highlighted to inspire others to get involved. These interviews and products can be seen on the AWEARNESS website awearness.com.
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