Buy one, give one! Donating a school uniform to a needy African child.

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Apr 27, 2010 10:25 AM ET
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) April 27, 2010 - The “buy one, give one” efforts are coming fast and furious lately, but we would like to mention one particularly elegant example: FIGS, a California-based tie maker that donates a school uniform to a needy African child for each purchase on its site. In many parts of Africa, a proper uniform is a prerequisite for attending school. For those in poverty-stricken areas, however, affording one is essentially impossible, meaning that children go uneducated. FIGS's answer to that problem is that for every tie or bow tie it sells, a uniform is given to a child in need. The company sells a wide variety of neckwear. FIGS is focusing initially on 105 schools in Kenya and Tanzania, but it hopes eventually to extend its efforts around the globe. 

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