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The Mall at Millenia Retailers Stand Up to COVID-19

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We applaud our retail partners for giving back to our community.

The Mall at Millenia and several of our retailers have shifted their manufacturing and business focuses to assist in the global fight against COVID-19. During this time, we’d like to honor the admirable actions of some of our retail and restaurant partners, who continue to use their talented teams and thoughtful partnerships to produce quality materials and support to U.S. medical personnel and patients.

 

Retailers Who Create

  • Neiman Marcus in partnership with Joann Fabrics, continues to produce nonsurgical marks, gowns and scrubs. Nordstrom alteration teams in Washington, Oregon, Texas and California are sewing more than 100,000 masks for Providence Health & Services, who continue to provide critical data analysis and research to understanding COVID-19.
  • The Armani Group (which includes Giorgio Armani, Armani Exchange, Emporio Armani) converted all its four Italian production sites to produce single-use medial overalls for the proper protection of healthcare providers fighting the coronavirus.
  • Brooks Brothers is converting its New York, North Carolina and Massachusetts factories from manufacturing ties, shirts and suits to now making masks and gowns. Brooks Brothers plan to use these facilities to produce up to 150,000 masks per day on an ongoing basis to help increase access to protective gear for health care workers and others battling the spread of COVID-19 at the nation’s hospitals and other facilities.
  • Burberry delivered 100,000 surgical masks and nonsurgical gowns for U.K. hospitals.
  • Calares, which owns  Sam Edelman and Allen Edmonds, recently redirected skilled sewers to manufacture thousands of masks per day at its Allen Edmonds factory in Port Washington, Wisconsin. The masks are being delivered to hospitals in the Wisconsin region. Caleres has also donated N-95 masks to healthcare systems and first responders in New York and Saint Louis, Missouri.
  • CH Carolina Herrera has also converted its production facilities to create medically graded surgical masks and gowns.
  • Gucci’s production facilities are set to make 1.1 million facemasks to aid Italy’s shortage of medical supplies and 55,000 pairs of hospital gowns.
  • H&M’s production facilities are gearing up a sizeable operation towards creating medical clothing and mask supplies to medical personnel nationwide.
  • Lilly Pulitzer’s production facilities have used its excess material to make 27,500 masks for medical professionals.
  • Lucky Brand Jeans is giving fabric and funds to help with efforts to make more medical masks. The brand is donating denim yardage as well as $5,000 to the Suay Sew Shop to go towards producing 5,000 masks for pharmacies, grocery stores and delivery service workers.
  • LVMH, which owns Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent is manufacturing substantial quantities of hydroalcoholic gel and ordered 40 million face masks from China to combat France’s shortage.
  • Prada started production of 80,000 hospital gowns and 110,000 masks for healthcare professionals.
  • Salvatore Ferragamo’s production facilities created 100,000 TNT antibacterial masks and are providing 50,000 pieces of hand sanitizer and 3,000 FPP1 masks to the region of Tuscany.
  • Tory Burch is producing fabric masks as recommended by the CDC. Through their partnership with Bank of America, The Tory Burch Foundation is also continuing to provide loans to women entrepreneurs through Community Lenders nationwide.
  • In late March, Bath & Body Works donated over 20,000 bottles of hand soap to Ohio’s Community Action agencies, who then distributed to food pantries, low-income housing projects, and domestic violence shelters.
  • Similarly, the L’Occcitane Group reassigned some of its facilities to manufacture 70,000 liters of hand sanitizers and 25,000 soaps and hand creams for French health authorities and healthcare workers.
  • Apple, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the White House, has created an online screening tool, information about the disease, and some guidance on when to seek testing or emergency care found online and in their App Store.
  • Microsoft continues to mobilize A.I. and its healthcare bots for better virus assessment worldwide.

 

Retailers Who Donate

  • Apple, along with creating diagnosis screening tools, has donated 10 million face masks to healthcare professionals across the nation.
  • Bulgari donated an unspecified amount to an Italian research department in Rome.
  • Burberry is also funding research into a single-dose vaccine developed by the University of Oxford as well as donated to a variety of charities that are dedicating to tackling food poverty across the U.K.
  • Caleres (Sam Edelman) has also partnered with CROCS to deliver free footwear to healthcare professionals and donating shoes to the Two Ten Footwear Foundation’s Share Your Shoes campaign drive.
  • Capri Holdings, which includes Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo & Versace, donated over $3 million in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.
  • Chico’s and White House | Black Market have supplied all their full and part-time associates with full pay for two weeks.
  • Gap Foundation, which includes Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta and Janie & Jack, donated $1 million to a variety of worldwide non-profit organizations that support underserved families during the crisis, as well as one million masks and gowns to healthcare workers.
  • Genesco Inc, which include Journeys, has donated 25,000 square feet of its Tennessee’s distribution center to help the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.
  • Gucci has also donated two million Euros to the Italian Civil Protection Department and the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
  • Hermès donated $711,278 to the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, which further promotes positive international relations and efforts against COVID-19.
  • Lucky Brand Jeans donated $5,000 to the Suay Sew House help with efforts to make more medical masks for pharmacies, grocery stores and delivery service workers. The brand also ordered 2,300 N95 masks from a Chinese facility to be distributed to local partners and hospitals.
  • Prada has also donated two resuscitation and complete intensive care units to each hospital in Milan.
  • Tapestry, which includes Coach, is committing $2 million to New York City’s Small Business Continuity Fund through its Coach Foundation.
  • Additionally, Tory Burch is donating $5 million worth of sneakers, fanny packs and easy-to-clean clothing to 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East–the largest healthcare workers’ union. They are also donating needed materials for masks and hospital gowns in partnership with Catholic Health Services of Long Island, which services six New York hospitals.
  • Ted Baker London created #FeedNHS, a nationwide initiative to raise money to feed the hardworking National Health Service workers in the U.K.
  • Versace donated 200,000 euros to the ICU of Milan’s San Raffaele hospital, as well as $143,748 to the Chinese Red Cross Foundation.
  • All Vince retail employees will receive compensation for their regularly scheduled shifts during this temporary closure period.
  • Vineyard Vines will also continue paying teams for any previously scheduled shifts during this time.
  • Starbucks, since closing its cafes in mid-March, donated more than 700,000 meals, 62,000 gallons of milk, and 1 million cans of Teavana Craft Iced Teas throughout the U.S. and Canada. Furthermore. The Starbucks Foundation has donated over $5.5 million to support global COVID-19 response efforts.
  • Chick-fil-A has made operational changes in their restaurants to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and Chick-fil-A, Inc. is establishing a $10.8 million community relief effort for local Chick-fil-A Operators to assist their communities.
  • Chipotle has increased hourly pay and bonuses for field leaders, general managers and apprentices, as well as gave away over 100,000 burritos to U.S. healthcare workers.
  • Kiehl’s continues its ongoing partnership with Feeding America, by donating 500,000 meals to Feeding America and their network of food banks, which are committed to helping families and people in need during these times of uncertainty.

 

The wellness and safety of our guests, retailers, team members and community are essential to us as we navigate through this unprecedented time. As always, we cherish your support and patronage; we look forward to seeing you soon.

 

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