TIMING AND PERIMETER OF THE INITIATIVE
Throughout the entire month of April, 10% of online sales of all online sales for Diesel, Maison Margiela and Marni, will be donated to OTB Foundation.
HOW THE OTB FOUNDATION WILL INVEST THE DONATION TO COMBAT COVID-19?
OTB Foundation will invest the funds raised, in continuity with the activities carried out since the beginning of the emergency. These include the procurement and distribution of protection kits for medical and paramedical staff at the forefront of the fight against the virus, and of tools to support COVID-19 patients in smaller and lesser known centres and hospitals.
DOES THE FOUNDATION ALREADY ACTIVE INITIATIVES TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS?
OTB Foundation carried out different initiatives since the beginning of the emergency to date, namely: • the donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospital facilities throughout Italy, and to facilities dedicated to the reception of elderly people, for the safety of guests and of those who look after them • the procurement and supply of cutting-edge technological equipment to prevent the spread of the virus • support in the conversion of hospital wards into sections dedicated to the reception of COVID-19 patients
WHICH PROJECTS SPECIFICALLY HAVE BEEN SPONSORED TO FIGHT COVID-19?
The foundation has selected to finance smaller and lesser known centers and hospitals by: • collecting and distributing aid to the various medical facilities throughout Italy, including the donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to provide the protection necessary to carry out the work safely in the cardio chirurgia AOUI (Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata) in Verona, Villa Serena in Bassano del Grappa, Villa Serena in Solagna, Villa Aldina in Rossano Veneto, Casa di riposo Sturm in Bassano del Grappa, Casa di riposo G.Sterni in Bassano del Grappa, Casa di riposo di Cartigliano, Umberto I hospitals of Enna and P. O. Carlo Basilotta of Nicosia, in Sicily • converting a section of the Pediatric House of the Fatebenefratelli Sacco Hospital in Milano, to welcome COVID-19 patients by quickly creating isolated rooms with negative pressure • distributing DPI in various centres • installing 'Active Pure' air and surface sanitizers, a technology certified by the International Space Station, and used by the US government to decontaminate Ground Zero and the Pentagon. Eliminates bacteria, viruses and volatile organic compounds (such as COVID-19), disinfects in the presence of people without any risk and without ozone production. In this way we help the medical staff to avoid the possibility of contagion. Where? Sacco Hospital in Milan, Papa Giovanni XXIII in Bergamo, San Bortolo in Vicenza, Verona, Bassano del Grappa, Pesaro and Alzano Lombardo
WHY HAVE ONLY ITALIAN FACILITIES BEEN SELECTED?
We have started to support centres in needs that are close to our heritage, but we will be happy to evaluate our involvement in any brave actions for a better world. If you have any concrete project to suggest, please fill in the form at www.otbfoundation.org/contact/ to give us your suggestions.
WHAT IS OTB FOUNDATION?
Founded in 2008, OTB Foundation is the group's non-profit organization committed to supporting people and areas of the world in difficult situations, through concrete initiatives and projects with a direct and sustainable social impact. Over the years, the Foundation has intervened in emergency situations, supporting areas and populations affected by natural disasters.
HOW DOES THE FOUNDATION SELECTS PROJECTS TO SUPPORT?
We use three selection criteria to choose the projects we support: they must be innovative, have a direct social impact, and be sustainable. Since its establishment, the Only The Brave Foundation has supported more than 170 projects worldwide, playing a significant social, economic and environmental role in some of the communities and countries the group OTB is present.
CAN I CONTRIBUTE WITH A PERSONAL DONATION?
Yes! Every donation counts! To personally contribute with a donation to the OTB Foundation you can visit www.otbfoundation.org/donate/ and pay using credit card or through a bank transfer to: IBAN: IT80 L030 6909 6061 0000 0139 761 BIC CODE: BCITITMM Please indicate as causal / description of payment: coronavirus
WILL I GET A RECEIPT FOR MY DONATION?
Yes, we will issue a receipt to all donors via email with the information provided and will include the details of the donation (name, amount, date, etc.) for a potential tax deduction.
ARE THE DONATIONS ANONYMOUS?
All donations to OTB Foundation remain anonymous.
HOW CAN I BE UPDATED ON THE EFFECT OF MY DONATION?
The section www.otbfoundation.org/projects/ is always updated with all the projects we support. You can also follow the foundation activity on the main social channels: https://www.facebook.com/OtbFoundation/ https://www.instagram.com/otbfoundation/ https://twitter.com/otbfoundation https://www.linkedin.com/company/only-the-brave-foundation/ For more details, you can contact the foundation at http://www.otbfoundation.org/contact/
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