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Building Elizabeth's New House

During a Cotton On Foundation Development Trip to Uganda in September, ten of our Store Managers from across the globe had the opportunity to visit one of our outreach villages and help build a new home for a family in the village Nseese.  

This is the story of great team spirit and a laser like determination to build a home for grandmother Elizabeth, daughter Florence and twin grandchildren, whose existing family home could not provide adequate shelter, exposing the family to the harsh elements of extreme heat and rain.

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Laying the foundations

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Christian from Cotton On in Germany preparing some stakes          

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 Ashleigh from Factorie in Cairns, Australia hammering stakes into the ground.

 “It was great to be a part of this house build for Elizabeth and her family. It was really special to see our Store Managers working with the community members to help create better living conditions and in turn, a healthier future. Elizabeth was truly thankful to the Cotton On team and was so incredibly happy with her new home. ” Amy Spokes, Cotton On Foundation trip team leader.


A progress shot from day 3.

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The happy family about to open the door for the first time! 

In line with the Cotton On Foundation values, the Store Managers rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty to help their mates. This goes to show how our Cotton On team members took action and did all they could to be involved and have a positive impact on people’s lives.

As customers, you’re also having a positive impact on people’s lives.  With every purchase of Cotton On Foundation product, know that 100% of proceeds from the sale goes to the Foundation and funding our projects. 

Your purchase is helping people like Elizabeth and her family ... thank you!

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