If you bought anyone on your list an H&M gift card this holiday season, you’re going to want to pat yourself on the back. The mega-retailer just donated $3.3 million to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) with funds generated from holiday gift-card purchases across 4,000 stores worldwide. The H&M Foundation launched the campaign in November, with the goal of providing refugee children in places like Sudan, Syria and Uganda with school supplies such as stationery and textbooks to help support their education. (Only half of child refugees have access to primary school, with even fewer moving on to secondary school.)
“Through campaigns like these, the public can make a real difference in the lives of refugee children around the world,” UNHCR head of partnerships Lionello Boscardi said in a statement. Thank you, H&M, for not losing sight of what’s important.