10 boxes of food collected for Caritas

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specsavers javea femalefocusonline feb23Specsavers Ópticas in Jávea want to thank all of their generous customers, staff and local residents who donated to their Christmas Food Collection. Thanks to their generosity, Caritas was presented with 10 boxes of food in January.

This will help to feed the 334 families that Caritas Parroquial Ntra. Sra. De Loreto support on an ongoing basis. They provide food and help them with their individual needs, such as clothing, housing costs etc. They also run workshops to help people gain the skills they need to find work, and get out of the difficult situation that they find themselves in.

This food collection is part of Specsavers Ópticas Jávea’s ongoing commitment to supporting this excellent charity. In June 2022, they signed an agreement for the optician to donate one pair of glasses per month to their charity and this will continue this year.

Since then, Caritas has been selecting someone each month who needs glasses but can’t afford them. They have a complete eye test to check their eyes are healthy and find out their prescription, before choosing a pair of frames. The lenses are then be made to their prescription and they receive the glasses, completely free of charge.

Store Director Isabel Fenollar explains, ‘We already offer free eye tests, to ensure everyone can have their eye health checked, but know that, for some, a pair of glasses can be very difficult to afford. If you have poor eyesight, this further restricts your job options and can hold you back at school. This is the last thing that these families need, which is why we have committed to give one pair of glasses to Caritas every month and allow them to allocate those to the people who are most in need. We hope this will make things just a little bit easier for these families.’

Find out more about Caritas and the incredible work they do on their website www.caritas.es

The photo shows María José Costa and Elly van der Wel, representatives of Cáritas Parroquial Xabia, with Store Director of Specsavers Ópticas Jávea Isabel Fenollar.

Visit www.specsavers.es to find your nearest store or book a free eye test.