Specsavers in Streatham has spent the last six months collecting more than 1,000 pairs of glasses to donate to Vision Aid Overseas, a charity enabling those living in poverty in Africa to access affordable glasses and eye care.
A helping hand
The team has been encouraging the local community to donate their used and unwanted specs at the store, which are then collected and recycled by Vision Aid Overseas. Proceeds generated from the reusable parts are used to establish vision centres, train local eye care professionals and provide outreach services to isolated communities in Africa.
Shivani Patel, store director at Specsavers Streatham, said: ‘We can’t thank customers enough for their kind donation to Vision Aid Overseas this year. It is a charity that is close to our heart and provides valuable support to many people who have little access to professional eye care.’
More donations to come
Specsavers Streatham is continuing to collect glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and is aiming to donate more than 2,000 pairs by the end of the year. If you have any old specs to hand, please donate them at the store today.