YNAP donates London high-end delivery fleet to help in pandemic
Yoox Net-A-Porter said on Tuesday that its Premier Delivery Service fleet “has been donated to charity, to support vulnerable and socially isolated communities”.
The vehicles within the Premier Delivery fleet, which are usually seen delivering some of the world's most expensive fashion items, will now serve as Volunteered Vehicles for seven local Age UK charities in London, where the UK arm of the company has its HQ.
“During this critical time, these charities are working to ensure that elderly and vulnerable groups have access to essential care packages, food and medical supplies, while they are required to stay at home,” the company said. Its donation is “immediately operational in response to the unprecedented level of need which is challenging charity resources”.
The vehicles will help the charity deliver critical supplies in Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, East London, Enfield, Camden, West London and Lambeth.
“We know that now, more than ever, the primary focus of our colleagues and customers is the wellbeing of relatives, friends and communities,” YNAP added. “Reflecting our core sustainability priorities, the group hopes that the redistribution of these resources will help to make a difference in London”.
The company, which has temporarily mothballed its UK and US webstores (although orders can still be placed), has been undertaking a number of charitable initiatives around the world. That has included a care package of 100 laptops for Italian schoolchildren, in response to the Italian Ministry of Education’s call for hardware, and the creation of digital education content packages for the Ministry’s website to support homeschooling in the country.
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