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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 October 2018

Kate Spade Foundation to donate $1M for suicide prevention

Kate Spade New York has announced plans to donate $1 million (Dh3.7m) to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company's late founder

The Kate Spade logo is shown at the Madison Avenue store. AP 
The Kate Spade logo is shown at the Madison Avenue store. AP 

Kate Spade New York has announced plans to donate $1 million (Dh3.7m) to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company's late founder.

To start, the company said on Wednesday the Kate Spade New York Foundation is giving $250,000 to the Crisis Text Line, a free, 24-hour confidential text message service for people in crisis.

The company also said it will match public donations made to the service from June 20 through June 29, up to an amount of $100,000.

Kate Spade New York also says it will host a Global Mental Health Awareness Day for employees as part of its Wellness Program.

The 55-year-old fashion designer was found dead by suicide June 5. Her husband says she had depression and anxiety for many years.

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