Today marks a big milestone in Cotton On Foundation history. One year ago we launched our square shaped, neon coloured water into Cotton On Group stores across Australia and New Zealand.
Just 12 months later, our amazing customers have helped us raise a whopping $2.9 million dollars by purchasing 2.1 million bottles during that time. Pretty cool huh?
Wondering where your dollar went? You should know, you’ve helped us achieve some monumental goals!
We were able to build and complete the Micro-Finance Office in Mannya, which provides a safe and secure environment for Micro-Finance business.
You helped us purchase 210 acres of land, which is now used for cattle farming, helping us to create sustainable futures.
The women’s kitchen and catering group was established in Busibo Village. Not only is the group empowering women in Southern Uganda, but the local school benefits from the biscuits and capati made for students. You’ve helped us feed some hungry students!
We were able to provide a further education for 35 students, who chose to go to University.
Solar power panels were installed on the primary and secondary school blocks and the Health Centre in Busibo, making it easier to teach students and treat patients. We’ve also installed 6 x 10,000 litre tanks around the school, giving students, teachers and community members access to safe, drinkable water.
The icing on the cake is that you can feel doubly proud of your contribution. Not only is the water you purchased making a huge difference to communities in Southern Uganda, the bottle is 100% biodegradable. We use Reverte® in all our bottles, which causes plastic to oxo-biodegrade until it becomes only CO2, H20 and biomass and does not leave fragments of petro-polymers in the soil.
Sound complicated? Basically, you can give yourselves a big pat on the back and know that you can feel good about purchasing a product that empowers people in need and has less of an impact on the environment.
So next time you’re feeling parched, make sure you head into a Cotton On Group store, purchase one of our neon coloured water bottles and know that you’re quenching your thirst with water that has a meaningful ripple effect.
Cheers to that!
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