Clothes, toys, accessories, hygiene products… The employees of Kiabi France’s World services and head office have once again let their hearts speak as the end of the year approaches.

Cravate Solidaire. A first collection of professional clothing took place from 9 to 23 November for the benefit of Cravate Solidaire, which fights against discrimination in hiring. “The association offers fashion coaching and prepares candidates for interviews,” says Océane, product assistant and eco-design referent, who led the project with eight other Kiabers. The employees of Hem and Lys were invited to relieve their wardrobes in the bins placed at the reception of the World services and the central services in France. The result: more than 150 kg of clothing, accessories and shoes were collected. The team, which is continuing its voluntary collaboration with the association, intends to repeat the operation next year. In the meantime, samples (men’s, women’s, large sizes, etc.) will be offered by KIABI several times during the season.

Christmas in a box. KIABI wanted to organise a solidarity action for the end of the year. A group of ten or so Kiabers came up with the idea of collecting Christmas boxes. “The Kiabers had the choice of putting together a whole box or bringing one or more ingredients (a hobby object, a sweet word, a drink, a hot accessory, a hygiene product, etc.). The collection took place at both locations for a fortnight (from 15 to 27 November). 173 Christmas boxes were given to HelpAssos, which was responsible for distributing them among various associations helping the homeless.

Toys for all. The toy collection is not a first for KIABI. “There were other initiatives before Covid”, says Océane, who was involved with ten other Kiabers in the collection organised between 29 November and 11 December in Hem and Lys. The period before Christmas is a good time for this type of collection. In view of the 300 kg of toys, children’s books, cuddly toys and board games collected, there is no doubt about it. “The Kiabers are delighted to free up space in their children’s bedrooms before Christmas while giving pleasure to other less fortunate youngsters. The toys will be distributed by the Red Cross and Ludopital to children in need or in hospital.

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