Press Release

DHS and Clients Contribute to Global COVID-19 Relief Support: Fernando Aguirre, Vice Chairman of DHS Announced

As the world is faced with the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, DHS stands with the global community to help.

We leave you a tradition with a future. The tender loving care of human beings will never become obsolete. ”

— Fernando Aguirre

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, November 18, 2020 — DHS today announced that as the world is faced with the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, DHS stands with the global community to help limit the spread of the virus and ease the related economic hardships faced by the communities in which we live and work. Guided by its family values and a spirit of giving, the company has made contributions to support the well-being of our global communities, including monetary and in-kind donations, hand sanitizer produced at the company’s facilities and the establishment of the DHS Cares Employee Relief Fund.JPEG

In response to the impact of COVID-19 around the world, DHS and its corporate clients, The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation (ELCCF), have provided the following donations:

Globally, a $2 million grant was awarded to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to support their continued life-saving work around the world and response to coronavirus in under-resourced and highly impacted countries.

DHS clients accelerated nearly $9.5 million in renewal grants (including $6.8 million in M·A·C VIVA GLAM grants) to provide current grantee partners with flexible funding in this time of need. DHS North America region, a grant was awarded to the Direct Relief Fund to support COVID relief efforts in the United States. In New York City, where the company is headquartered, a grant was provided to support the establishment of The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund, administered by the New York Community Trust. This fund provides critical support for New York City’s vital social services and cultural community organizations. In Canada, a grant was provided to Food Banks Canada.

DHS Cares Employee Relief Fund

DHS announced the creation of the DHS Cares Employee Relief Fund, which is made possible thanks to contributions from the company, and employees. The newly established fund is dedicated to supporting DHS employees facing financial hardships due to COVID-19.

The establishment of the DHS Cares Fund is also a testament to the generosity of spirit of DHS’ employees. To support an increasing desire to help one another in times of difficulty, eligible employees globally can donate to the DHS Cares Fund. Additionally, eligible U.S. employees have the option to donate to the fund with a five-times company match through the end of December 2020, up to employees’ annual match cap.

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