Being an association comprising many socially responsible and well-respected members of society, the Sri Lanka Apparel Brands Association (SLABA) conducts several CSR and Community activities. We sincerely believe that these projects will bear a significant and positive impact on the industry and the society as a whole.
Given below are some of the CSR Activities conducted by the SLABA.
SLABA CSR Project made donations to a rural village in Pasyala
There was a tremendous response given with a short notice for the first CSR project carried out by the SABA in mid 2013. About Rs.1.3 million worth goods and cash had been collected for the cyclone victims in Dik-Oya and hill country. Many members contributed very generously by means of money, clothes, kitchen utensils , mattresses , books and stationary , and other essential items for families. Total qty of 4649 garment pcs with a retail value estimated at Rs.1.3million and cash amount of Rs 175,000 were received from eight member companies.
There were over 186 affected families in total comprised of all ethnic groups that we had selected for donations. The packaging were arranged in cartons to suite according to the requirement of each family.The goods were distributed through the Minister for economic development , Mr.Basil Rajapakse , in 2013/06/06.
Donation to Flood Victims in Dickoya – Feb 2013
In February 2013, torrential rains and floods caused by it created havoc in most parts of Sri Lanka. Houses and businesses were destroyed. Many families were rendered homeless and several people lost their lives. Our SABA members sprang in to action and heeded the call for emergency relief.
Our members rallied around and collected funds for this extremely magnanimous cause and the Association was able to donate clothes and kitchen utensils for 200 of these displaced families. The total value of this project was estimated at Rs. 2.3 million.