Introducing Kimora Lee Simmons: The Unmentionables’ Global Ambassador!
We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Kimora Lee Simmons as The Unmentionables’ Global Ambassador! Fashion icon, designer, and philanthropist, Kimora has become an integral part of The Unmentionables’ team through her generosity and ongoing support for bettering the lives of displaced communities.
Along with her unwavering commitment, Kimora will continue to advocate for migrants at risk of sexual exploitation and human trafficking, an area of particular importance to her. Together, we will work to help protect those at risk and expand our cooperation in this area this year.
Kimora’s involvement with The Unmentionables has pushed the organization to reach extraordinary goals and we are delighted to work more closely with her in the future. Here’s a look back at our work together so far:
Summer 2017: Kimora traveled to Houston, Texas with her family to aid the organization’s work providing intimate hygiene supplies to people displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
November 2017: On Giving Tuesday, she mobilized her fans and personally matched the donations made, bringing our total raised to an incredible $24,337.
January 2018: Her generous donation of $200k enabled the opening of The Unmentionables Resource Center in Athens – a safe place for refugees to receive intimate health classes and services, as well as a free ‘shop’ where they can pick up products needed to preserve their human dignity and meet their intimate hygiene needs.
February 2018: Kimora contributed to the launch of The Unmentionables’ work in Kenya in 2017 and in February this year, thanks to her monetary donations, we distributed reusable sanitary kits to 460 vulnerable women and girls in Kakuma Refugee Camp.
The decision to invite Kimora to become The Unmentionables’ Global Ambassador was obvious, as Co-Founder Kaleigh Heard shared: “Kimora’s commitment to advocating for the intimate health rights of displaced people has been clear since our first conversation, as has her deep compassion and concern for those in the displaced community at risk of sexual exploitation. We are thrilled to be welcoming an ambassador like Kimora, who believes strongly in a hands-on approach to giving, and our team looks forward to introducing her to our international projects in the near future.”
As Global Ambassador, Kimora will be more involved in our projects and we are so excited to see what we can do together for the populations that we serve!