Context

In Germany, the number of poor and homeless people is increasing each year. Homeless people often are not insured and their sense of shame prevents them from going to an optician. Also, medical care does not often include glasses, yet vision is essential if you want to take part in social life. 

 

Supported project

In 2019 & 2020, L'OCCITANE Germany and the Foundation support Mehrblick project to provide spectacles to homeless and poor people. With its free eyesight testing and spectacles, the NGO offers better chances in life for poor and homeless people.

Mehrblick visits welfare organizations for homeless people in Hamburg, Berlin and soon Hannover as third location. It takes used spectacles, cleans and remeasures them and provides a mobile storage in every city in order to provide spectacles to people who cannot afford them.

Some figures

Goal 5 100 bénéficiaries

Budget 30 000 euros

History

Project supported since 2016

L'OCCITANE Germany and the Foundation have been supporting Merhblick 's project since 2016 to provide spectacles for homeless and poor people.

Total goal 9 650 beneficiaries

Total budget 73 000 euros