Three Specsavers stores came together over Christmas to help the homeless.
Food collections for the homeless
The teams at the Edgware Broadwalk, Stanmore and Wembley asked customers to supplement the generous food donations made by their colleagues. Then, food packs were put together and passed on to Women Empowered, a social initiative that aims to empower women. Together, a team of 25 volunteers from Women Empowered and Specsavers colleagues - Divya Khanna, Asha Hirani, Samana Gurung, Saroj Patel, Sapna Patel - distributed nearly 200 food parcels to the homeless near Charing Cross train station on 22 December.
Further activities that took place in stores
In addition to non-perishable food items, financial donations were made via the generosity of Specsavers customers and fund raising activities at the stores. Colleagues ran a sponsored ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ on Friday 16 December to impact donations to the cause and create greater awareness of their campaign.
A big thank you
Pritti Virdee from Women Empowered said: ‘Our collective group of professional business women strive to make a difference where we can and helping the homeless in the London community is something we feel very passionate about. We are delighted that three Specsavers stores got behind our appeal and we thank their teams and customers for their involvement.’
All stores say a massive thank you to their customers for their support.