The Cotton On Foundation is the Cotton On Group’s philanthropic arm, focused on developing and supporting projects in Southern Uganda and others globally, through a unique partnership with customers and employees.
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 the Cotton On Foundation.
In November 2007, we 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.
MAKING REAL CHANGE
In partnership with the Cotton On Group team members 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. 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 roll our sleeves up and get our hands dirty to help out our mates.
We lean on the Cotton On Group resources to help deliver projects at the lowest operating cost, while ensuring that all needs are met within a realistic timeframe … and we have fun doing it.
Our projects are based on four pillars; health, education, sustainability and infrastructure.
These pillars were derived from the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and form the basis of every project undertaken by the Cotton On Foundation. In line with the Millennium Development Goals and our mission to develop 20,000 educational places in Southern Uganda by 2020, we are helping to reduce poverty and improve the lives of those in need.
We truly are in partnership with our customers, and we’re proud of the fact that they can follow their dollar and the journey it takes, including the real impact it has on people’s lives.