Our Threads for Threads initiative is integral to our mission to improve the lives of healthcare professionals on a global scale. Founded alongside FIGS in 2013, Threads for Threads donates scrubs to healthcare professionals working in resource-poor countries around the world. By providing clean, high quality scrubs to these individuals, we know we can empower them and improve the quality of care they provide.
What began as a one-for-one model of donating scrubs in 2013 progressed into a comprehensive aid and corporate social responsibility initiative in late 2017. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we expanded the scope of our Threads for Threads initiative by donating scrubs, masks and face shields to frontline healthcare providers in the US.
In addition to donating scrubs, we are focused on making bigger, longer-lasting impact in the community we serve – and the communities they serve – around the world.Product Donations
The power of clean scrubs, let alone a set of FIGS, is quite profound for healthcare professionals who don’t otherwise have access to them. It’s more than a uniform – it empowers them, letting their communities know who they are and bringing their teams together. And ultimately, that improves the quality of care they provide.
In 2021, we partnered with 24 incredible organizations to donate over 55,000 FIGS scrubs and over 300,000 FIGS masks.Global Partnerships
In 2021, we developed two additional partnerships whose reach extends across the globe, comprising more than 100 countries collectively. Through these partnerships, we will be able to get FIGS to where they are needed most, and we are excited to see this impact in 2022 and beyond.
Medical Bridges works to bridge the healthcare gap worldwide by procuring and distributing medical equipment and supplies to underserved communities.
Direct Relief Is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 US states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies—without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay.Monetary Donations
We know what a catalyst financial support can be in helping both organizations and individuals reach their goals. The majority of our financial giving goes directly to healthcare professionals who provide clinical services to vulnerable populations. We also donate to real-time events, tying these donations to medical initiatives as frequently as possible. We are also extremely proud to be growing our Future Icons Grant program to help students and recent graduates in the healthcare community reduce the burden of tuition and student loan repayment.
In 2021, we donated $967k across organizations and initiatives. Notably, in 2021 we launched our partnership with The Tiba Foundation and Matibabu Foundation— incredible organizations dedicated to improving the quality and access to healthcare in rural Kenya. We understand that empowering communities leaves a lasting impact. That’s why, with the on-the-ground expertise of Tiba and Matibabu, FIGS contributed $300,000 in 2021 and committed to contributing up to an additional $200,000 over the next two years, for a total commitment of up to $500,000.
To read more about our Threads for Threads initiative, please visit our full 2021 Impact Report.