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Clothes for Smiles

Last Updated: 2017.05.17

Providing a Better Future for Children

Clothes for Smiles was created by UNIQLO. A portion of the sales of HEATTECH and Ultra-Light Down items during the 2012 fall and winter season was committed, creating a fund of ¥1 billion (approximately US$10 million) to support programs to help children fulfill their hopes and dreams.

The fund continues to support two areas: First, the implementation of eight projects chosen from 739 proposals, solicited from the general public worldwide. The eight projects supported by UNIQLO focus on helping children in various countries build important life skills through educational programs and so on. One project that received funding, Tsurumi Kodomo Hospice, opened in April 2016. Japan's first community-operated children's hospice offers a stable, secure environment and is a calming home away from home for the families of children who are battling serious illnesses.

Finally, Fast Retailing has formed a global alliance with UNICEF to support four programs working to improve education environments in underserved areas of Bangladesh, China, the Philippines, and Serbia.

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