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CooperCompanies creates new giving programme

The company will match donations that employees make to its two selected charities


International contact lens manufacturer CooperCompanies has announced the launch of a new global charitable giving programme, and has selected Optometry Giving Sight and March of Dimes as the beneficiaries.

Through the Cooper Giving programme, the company is inviting employees to donate to the two non-profit organisations all year round, with CooperCompanies pledging to match donations up to $5000 (USD) per employee.

Speaking about the initiative, president and CEO of CooperCompanies, Albert White, said: “Giving back has long been part of our culture at Cooper and it’s a privilege to partner with Optometry Giving Sight and March of Dimes to continue this tradition of giving. Both are world-class charitable organisations doing amazing work to bring better health and wellbeing to people in need.”

Selected by CooperVision, Optometry Giving Sight aims to prevent blindness and vision impairment as a result of uncorrected refractive error. Selected by CooperSurgical, March of Dimes works to improve the health of mothers and babies.

The new initiative will run alongside philanthropic efforts that CooperCompanies runs to support the communities in which its employees live and work. Together the initiatives represent the company’s efforts to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which include focusing on good health and wellbeing, as well as establishing complementary partnerships.