In an effort to overcome its controversial last month, the Italian fashion house, Gucci has launched a series of diversity plans, including a campaign entitled 'Gucci Changemakers,' which is offering a community fund and a scholarship program.
The community fund will offer a $5 million investment, with these funds being donated to "non-profits that benefit communities of color in North America.” To ensure the selected non-profits have a great long-term impact on the community, it will be led by a council of "cultural figures and changemakers." Meanwhile, the brand's newly introduced scholarship program will offer $20,000 USD to deserving students with an interest in fashion. In addition to both of these efforts, Gucci is launching a third leg of the program that enables employees to take paid time off to volunteer for specific programs.
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