Takashi Murakami x Supreme Raises Over $1 Million For Coronavirus Relief

Takashi Murakami x Supreme Raises Over $1 Million For Coronavirus Relief

Takashi Murakami x Supreme Raises Over $1 Million For Coronavirus Relief

Providing financial relief to struggling families in need of emergency shelter, rental assistance, cleaning supplies and technology for remote schooling.

Providing financial relief to struggling families in need of emergency shelter, rental assistance, cleaning supplies and technology for remote schooling.

Text: Valerie Stepanova

Two weeks ago, Supreme has teamed up with Takashi Murakami to support youth and families facing homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic. The dye has created a special COVID-19 relief box logo T-shirt with Murakami’s signature smiley sunflower graphics, donating 100% of the proceeds to HELP USA — a non-profit founded by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 1986.

Now, the brand-and-artist duo has raised over $1 million for coronavirus relief from sales of this collaborative T-shirt.

The shirt that replaced the red background of Supreme’s signature box logo with a print of Murakami’s smiling flowers has managed to bring in a total of $1,052,040 that will provide financial relief to struggling families in need of emergency shelter, rental assistance, cleaning supplies and technology for remote schooling.

You can learn more about this COVID-19 relief initiative and make a donation on the HELP USA website.

V and VMAN are honoring charities that have only amplified their mission statements to ensure that those most affected by COVID-19 are supported. For those in the position to, we have included links in which you can lend a helping hand. Check out some more charities to donate to, below. 

Boys and Girls Club of America: Click here to help keep kids in a safe environment that allows for learning, playing and growing during the coronavirus.

CDC Foundation: Click here to help the CDC be prepared to strengthen security needs and immediate COVID-19 responses.

Ronald McDonald House Charities: Continue supporting families who have children with serious illnesses. You can donate here.

First Book: Click here to ensure kids are engaged in learning by providing with e-books and books to enjoy while out of school.

Meals on Wheels: Click here to lend a virtual hand and assist vulnerable seniors who are at higher risk of catching the infectious virus.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: With people confined to their homes, victims are more susceptible to domestic abuse. Click here for different ways to offer support during these times.

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