Steps for Change
Stuart Weitzman Partners
with
Vital Voices to
Provide COVID-19 Relief
How we are supporting organisations
in North America and Italy
through
the Voices of Resilience Initiative
during the global crisis
17.4.2020
The Next Step in
the
Stuart Weitzman x Vital Voices
Partnership

Stuart Weitzman is kicking off its
philanthropic partnership with Vital Voices,
which was announced earlier this year, to
provide support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vital Voices Global Partnership is an
international nonprofit dedicated to investing in
women leaders who drive global change, and
the partnership resonates with our commitment
to celebrating Strength in Femininity: We
believe in the power and strength of women
to lift up their communities especially in
times of uncertainty — a notion that has
never been more important than it is now.

Along with Vital Voices' newly launched
Voices of Resilience Initiative, which
aims to build community during times of
crisis, Stuart Weitzman — through the
Coach Foundation — has committed financial
resources to organisations supporting
vulnerable communities placed in even
more danger in this time of COVID-19.

Stuart Weitzman is kicking off its philanthropic partnership with Vital Voices,
which was announced earlier this year, to provide support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vital Voices
Global Partnership
is an international nonprofit dedicated to investing in women leaders who drive global
change, and the partnership resonates with our commitment to celebrating Strength in Femininity: We
believe in the power and strength of women to lift up their communities especially in times of
uncertainty — a notion that has never been more important than it is now.

Along with Vital Voices' newly launched Voices of Resilience Initiative,
which aims to build community during times of crisis, Stuart Weitzman — through the Coach Foundation —
has committed financial resources to organisations supporting vulnerable communities placed
in even more danger in this time of COVID-19.

The Leaders and
Their Organisations

With that, Stuart Weitzman is proud to stand
with Leah Lizarondo of 412 Food Rescue,
as well as Rete Dafne (Daphne Network)
who are stepping up to address the
critical needs of their communities in
North America and Italy.

With that, Stuart Weitzman is proud to stand with Leah Lizarondo of 412 Food Rescue,
as well as Rete Dafne (Daphne Network) who are stepping up to address the critical needs
of their communities in North America and Italy.

Leah Lizarondo
of 412 Food Rescue

Stuart Weitzman’s financial contributions
through the Coach Foundation will go towards
supporting Leah Lizarondo, pictured above,
Co-Founder and CEO of 412 Food Rescue.
The food recovery organisation, which
operates in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Philadelphia,
Northern Virginia, San Francisco, Los Angeles
and Vancouver, aims to end hunger and reduce
environmental damage caused by food waste.
As food insecurity rises to unprecedented
levels due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Leah is
working to make 412 Food Rescue’s mobile
app, Food Rescue Hero, free of charge for
cities and nonprofits to distribute excess food
from retailers to charities and households in
need. Through its app, the organisation is
able to engage communities, which includes
thousands of volunteer drivers — the largest
on-demand driver fleet in the world — to do
their part to provide food support to
even the most isolated and vulnerable.

Stuart Weitzman’s financial contributions through the Coach Foundation
will go towards supporting Leah Lizarondo, pictured above, Co-Founder and CEO of 412 Food Rescue.
The food recovery organisation, which operates in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Northern Virginia,
San Francisco, Los Angeles and Vancouver, aims to end hunger and reduce environmental damage caused by
food waste. As food insecurity rises to unprecedented levels due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Leah is working
to make 412 Food Rescue’s mobile app, Food Rescue Hero, free of charge for cities and nonprofits to
distribute excess food from retailers to charities and households in need. Through its app, the organisation
is able to engage communities, which includes thousands of volunteer drivers — the largest on-demand driver
fleet in the world — to do their part to provide food support to even the most isolated and vulnerable.

Rete Dafne

Similarly, support from the
Stuart Weitzman x Vital Voices partnership
will go towards Rete Dafne. The Italy-based
nonprofit provides free services and assistance,
which range from relocation services to safe
housing, for victims of crimes. In light of
COVID-19 and the stay-at-home orders issued
by the government, vulnerable populations like
women and children run a higher risk of being
exposed to crimes usually committed in homes.
By collaborating with judicial authorities,
law enforcement agencies and the social
and health services systems, Rete Dafne is
able to provide remote support, including
legal counselling and guidance on where
to seek immediate help, to those in need.

Now, more than ever, it is essential that we
stand together as a global community. Stuart
Weitzman, through the Coach Foundation, is
honoured to partner with Vital Voices
to support 412 Food Rescue and Rete Dafne
on the frontline of societal
change during this global crisis.

Similarly, support from the Stuart Weitzman x Vital Voices partnership will go towards Rete Dafne. The
Italy-based nonprofit provides free services and assistance, which range from relocation services to safe
housing, for victims of crimes. In light of COVID-19 and the stay-at-home orders issued by the government,
vulnerable populations like women and children run a higher risk of being exposed to crimes usually
committed in homes. By collaborating with judicial authorities, law enforcement agencies and the social
and health services systems, Rete Dafne is able to provide remote support, including legal
counselling and guidance on where to seek immediate help, to those in need.

Now, more than ever, it is essential that we stand together as a global community. Stuart Weitzman, through
the Coach Foundation, is honoured to partner with Vital Voices to support 412 Food Rescue and Rete Dafne on
the frontline of societal change during this global crisis.

PHOTO CREDITS:
Courtesy of 412 Food Rescue and
Rete Dafne

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