Fred Hollows

Specsavers Community Program

Specsavers stores are committed to supporting local communities

A major community initiative that Specsavers implements in stores nationwide is the ‘Specsavers Community Program’. The initiative aims to raise funds for Specsavers’ national charity of choice, The Fred Hollows Foundation, as well as hundreds of local charities across the country. To date over $3 million has been donated to charities through the Specsavers Community Program.

The Fred Hollows Foundation: Lions Outback Vision Van

Specsavers donates a portion of every glasses sale to the Lions Outback Vision Van project through The Fred Hollows Foundation. The Lions Outback Vision Van is a mobile eye health clinic that provides comprehensive ophthalmology care for people living in remote and rural Western Australia.

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Did you know?

For every pair of glasses sold at Specsavers stores nationwide, the local store owners make a donation to both a local charity of their choosing and Specsavers’ national charity partner, The Fred Hollows Foundation. This has seen millions of dollars donated to Australian charities and thousands of lives changed for the better.

Specsavers Backs Uniform Recycling Project

Following the introduction of a new Specsavers uniform, Specsavers staff across Australia and New Zealand are supporting their local communities by paying for their old uniforms to be recycled and turned into something useful by a charity that empowers at-risk youth.

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Specsavers is also very proud to sponsor the Fred Hollows Humanity Award each year. The award recognises Year 6 students across Australia who show compassion, integrity and kindness in their lives, just as Fred did.

Frames with a Beautiful Vision

In 2014 and again in 2015, Specsavers joined forces and with The Fred Hollows Foundation in a special project to help ‘Close the Gap’ on vision loss between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. A limited edition frame was released and $25 from each sale was donated to The Foundation.

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Making a difference around Australia

Specsavers stores get behind hundreds of local charities in Australia. Read the stories of some of the major Specsavers Community Program fundraising projects below.

More than $120,000 has been donated to Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, which has been used to perform surgeries on 30 different patients using a state of the art surgical robot.

From June until end of August 2018, Specsavers stores in NSW will raise money for Taronga through the Specsavers Community Program, which will see the store donate a portion of all glasses sales to the organisation.

24 Specsavers stores donate eye-powered, speech-generating machine to Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation

Princess Margaret Hospital making more thorough diagnoses of serious eye conditions thanks to new Pentacam machine donated by Specsavers stores in WA.