Vans will donate a total of $1 million to 10 charities from around the world that work on programs focused on creativity as a way of coping with the stress factors that impact mental health and well-being. Each charity will receive $100,000 from The Vans Checkerboard Fund at Tides Foundation or via a direct donation from Vans. This year’s recipients are: Get Lit-Words Ignite, The Skatepark Project, Arte Por La Vida, Social Skate, the Singapore Association for Mental Health, Buku Jalanan Chow Kit, World of Art Brut Culture, Campaign Against Living Miserably, The Wave Project, and The Ben Raemers Foundation. In addition to the $1 million donated by Vans, fans all over the world will be invited to support the 10 charities by helping raise additional funds for them. This can be done by purchasing a limited-edition Vans Checkerboard Day T-shirt or a pair of Authentics designed by Geoff McFetridge, the artist and Vans brand ambassador. The total of the proceeds for each product sold will be donated to The Vans Checkerboard Fund at Tides Foundation, the company said. Fans can also donate loyalty points via the Vans Family app in exchange for a monetary donation.