Epimonia Launches Humanity-19 Campaign In Partnership with UNHCR, Border Kindness, and Penny Appeal
The Lifesaving Campaign Will Send Aid Directly to Refugees Facing the COVID-19 Crisis In the Camps Where They’re Being Held
Minneapolis, MN (PRUnderground) March 25th, 2020
Epimonia, an apparel and accessories company that produces high-quality fashion items made from recycled refugee life jackets, announced today the launch of Humanity-19, a lifesaving campaign that will use the company’s bracelets to raise funds for boots-on-the-ground support for refugee camps.
The special campaign was created in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic and hopes to raise awareness, and much-needed funds, for the world’s growing refugee community, a population particular vulnerable to virus outbreaks.
“With COVID-19 infection rates rising around the world, refugees living in camps face a very real, existential threat,” said Mohamed Malim, founder and CEO of Epimoinia. “With our Humanity-19 campaign, we’re donating 100% of the bracelet sale profits to our partners who are set up to provide direct support to refugees in those camps.”
Three front-line organizations; USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency; Border Kindness, and Penny Appeal, have partnered with Epimonia on this campaign. Each will facilitate getting much-needed aid to the refugee community, as quickly and directly as possible.
Epimonia’s Humanity-19 campaign features three different colored bracelets, one for each of the supporting partners:
- Blue Bracelets support the work of USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, who provide shelter, food, water and urgent-care medical relief to refugees around the world.
- Red Bracelets support Border Kindness, which supports refugees with medical and legal care as well as shelter.
- Orange Bracelets support Penny Appeal USA, who provide refuges with hygiene kits as well as medical kits that test for the Coronavirus.
“More than just a monetary donation, our bracelets allow wearers to stand in solidarity with our refugee brothers and sisters, and the organizations that support them, as we tackle the COVID-19 threat head on,” reports Malim. “The bracelets are a great way to get the conversation started with others, raise awareness about the refugee crisis, and actually save lives.”
According to the USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, there are close to 70 million refuges currently displaced around the world, many of whom are under 18-years-old.
To view the line of Humanity-19 bracelets, and learn more about the campaign visit:
Founded by Mohamed Malim, a Somali-American entrepreneur and former refugee, Epimonia is a fashion company dedicated to raising awareness around refugee issues in the United States. Epimonia sells fashion accessories, including a line of bracelets made out of recycled life-vests previously worn by refugees. The company supports a number of non-profits that work to improve the lives of refugees in the US.