Most South African corporations have come to realise that they cannot operate in isolation to the community, thus, responsible businesses are at the forefront of business consciousness. Focusing on good governance and social involvement is imperative to long term sustainability for their stakeholders and the environment.
Kids Right to Good Sight
Spec-Savers is committed to the future leaders of South Africa. Our KIDS RIGHT TO GOOD SIGHT initiative ensures that all children between the ages of 6 and 12 are entitled to a FREE eye test, a FREE frame as well as FREE clear, single vision Aquity lenses. Since the inception of this campaign in February 2008, Spec-Savers has assisted over 193 243 children with free eye care and eyewear.
We have selected 5 charitable organisations that provide for a number of needs for South Africans. Each coloured cloth represents a different charity. By purchasing a charity cloth that one can use to clean your lenses, we will contribute on your behalf to the relevant charity.
SA National Council for the Blind
The Council’s Vision is to facilitate a network of organisations who collaborate towards the prevention of blindness and securing the full participation and inclusion of blind and partially sighted people in all aspects of a diverse South African society. Through a network of over 100 member organisations, the council serves, supports and facilitates the prevention of blindness, rehabilitation, community development, training and education of South Africans with visual impairments. For more information please visit them at www.sancb.org.za
The Wilderness Foundation’s Forever Wild Conservation Programme was developed in 2011 as a response to the rhino poaching crisis and has been active through the Rhino Protection Initiative. The Forever Wild programm provides logistical and operational support for conservation and law enforcement agencies responsible for rhino security. The program is also involved in raising public awareness of the rhino poaching crisis and manage a Rhino Anti-poaching tip off line. Other activities include the coordination of anti-poaching training, aerial assistance, vehicle support, intelligence gathering and specialist support, as well as a Rhino survivor fund, Eastern Cape Rhino DNA and tracking device project and a rhino survivor research project in the Kruger National Park. Visit them at www.wildernessfoundation.co.za
CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation
Childhood cancer has a profound effect on everyone it touches. With empathetic support and the right information, it is possible to not only survive its ravages but end up stronger, wiser and more compassionate. It is with this focus on compassion, that CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA was founded. As a countrywide organisation, they provide holistic support for children suffering from cancer and life-threatening blood disorders as well as their families. Visit them at www.choc.org.za for more information.
SANCCOB Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds
SANCCOB is a registered non-profit organisation whose primary objective is to reverse the decline of seabird populations through the rescue, rehabilitation and release of ill, injured, abandoned and oiled seabirds – especially endangered species like the African penguin. The organisation works closely with colony managers to identify birds in need of care in the wild and bring them to one of our three centres in South Africa.
SANCCOB treats up to 2 500 seabirds, of which approximately 1 500 are African penguins. SANCCOB is an internationally recognised leader in oiled wildlife response, rehabilitation and chick-rearing; contributes to research which benefits seabirds; trains people to care for the birds and educates the public to develop behavioural patterns which benefit marine life and the environment. For more information visit www.sanccob.co.za