Lotus House Women’s Shelter recently received a grand donation of $25k from Fashion Nova, a global fashion brand. This is how it came to be.
During the women’s history month, March, Fashion Nova teamed up with a renowned American rapper Megan Thee Stallion in the launch of a philanthropic initiative, Women on Top. The initiative was launched to help empower women of all ages and colors by giving women-led and women-based organizations, charities, foundations, and educational institutions donations, grants, and scholarships.
Women on Top initiative, which was set to run through to 31 March, aimed at donating $1M to different beneficiaries, each receiving $25,000 or more. And among the pre-selected winners was Lotus House Women’s Shelter, which received donations to the tune of $25,000.
Richard Saghian, Fashion Nova’s founder and CEO, made a statement in regards to the brand’s philanthropic initiative where he said, “We believe the world will be a better place when all women are provided the opportunity to maximize their potential. This program was created to give women a greater advantage as they pursue their passions.”
Lotus House is one of the largest women shelters in Miami, Florida, providing sanctuary, therapeutic support, and resources to women and children. Most of the women here are survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence. Generally, this foundation is committed to ending homelessness whilst advocating for safe housing for all.
Fashion Nova tweeted about their donation saying, “Over the past 15 years, @lotushouse1 has helped thousands of women and children, most of whom are persons of color, to blossom into who they are meant to be. Lotus House Women’s Shelter is committed to advancing the status of women and children, providing sanctuary with deep therapeutic support and enriched resources to reclaim lives marked by violence, poverty, and discrimination.”
Another tweet from this fast fashion brand read, “Lotus House has continued to operate at full capacity through the pandemic, never shuttering its doors and instead adding even more beds to meet the increase in demand for safe and supportive shelter.”
It’s clear that this was a well-deserved reward for the great initiative by this women’s shelter.