Valentino supports UNICEF with “Vaccinated” fundraising campaign
23 September 2021
ROME, 23 SEPTEMBER 2021 – Maison Valentino has launched a fundraising campaign in support of UNICEF’s global COVID-19 vaccine delivery efforts.
Starting today, the campaign aims to raise more than US $ 1 million through the sale of a limited-edition printed hoodie with Valentino’s Vlogo signature and the statement (V)accinated.
The funds raised will support UNICEF’s work as the lead delivery and procurement partner of the COVAX Facility, a global vaccine alliance that aims to ensure fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all countries globally. COVAX is the vaccines pillar of the global Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) and has called upon UNICEF to procure and help deliver more than 2 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses.
“We are pleased to join forces with UNICEF in this important program which delivers Covid-19 vaccines internationally. As a brand we are proud to play a role in using our shared voice to collect resources in a commitment to promote positive change. Valentino together with UNICEF’s global COVAX programme is working to guarantee equal access to the vaccine by accelerating its reach in countries where it is not widely accessible,” said Valentino Chief Executive Officer Jacopo Venturini.
UNICEF is carrying out multiple activities to deliver vaccines in low- and middle-income countries. This includes planning and coordination, vaccine transport in countries, training health staff, community engagement and providing health workers with personal protective equipment. The focus is on priority groups, including those most at risk as well as health workers, teachers and social workers,
“Ensuring global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, particularly for frontline healthworkers and those most-at-risk, is the best chance we have to save lives, ensure economies can restart, and provide families with access to the health, education and protection services they need, that is why we are asking everyone, everywhere to join the race to end the pandemic.” said Carla Haddad Mardini”, UNICEF’s Director of Private Fundraising and Partnerships.
The campaign is part of Valentino’s continuing support for the role of vaccines in ending the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Getting vaccinated has become the most effective way to fight this global pandemic, as well as a symbol of respect for others and social responsibility. One cannot hide behind the concept of freedom by deciding not to get vaccinated. Freedom must always be protected, and we must all fight for freedom but respecting others: the freedom to be ourselves, the freedom of thought, the freedom of love, the freedom to express and fight for our own ideas. Unfortunately, not all countries have equal access to COVID-19 vaccines. With this collaboration, Valentino supports UNICEF in the delivery efforts of life-saving COVID-19 vaccines,” said Valentino Creative Director Pierpaolo Picciol.
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The house of Valentino is based in the heart of Rome, the Eternal City, and expresses a point of view on the contemporary world using history as a playground and the Atelier as a place that produces both beauty and thought. The story began in 1960. 2016 marks a new beginning, under the Creative Direction of Pierpaolo Piccioli. A new set of values, that are both of the moment and faithful to its heritage, are created: grace and delicacy, both as an attitude and as a silhouette; a celebration of individuality; emotional beauty; the blending and merging of different languages. Style is essential and impalpable. The idea of contemporary humanism leads a creative quest that revolves around the personality of the wearer. Vision, products, retail spaces share the same traits: from the one-of-a-kind Haute Couture creations to women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories, from eyewear to fragrances to the boutiques, Valentino is synonymous of elegance, pureness, craftsmanship, uniqueness.
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone. For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org.
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