Our Contribution to the Community
L’OCCITANE Malaysia Continued the Effort in Fighting Avoidable Blindness- Race to Raise
In conjunction with the World Sight Day 2022, L’OCCITANE MALAYSIA recently hosted Run for Vision Charity Fun Run in September, raising funds together with Malaysians to improve the eye care services & treatments in the country. As the first ever country of the group to host this charity fun-run 3rd time consecutively, the event victoriously gained 8,000 registered runners with the collaboration between L’OCCITANE MALAYSIA and Pavillion Bukit Jalil. The arrival of visually impaired friends from Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB) joining in the 5km fun run together, creating memorable moments where Malaysians from all walks of life helping each other throughout the run. Beyond having just, a fun run, a total of RM80,000 was raised and channeled to MAB KL (RM40,000) and St. Nicholas’ Home, Penang (RM40,000), giving people in need the opportunities to live a better life.
2nd Race For Vision For Malaysians Funded Bright Kids Project & Cataract Treatment
We’ve successfully raised a total of RM68,000 to two beneficiaries. RM48,000 to The Tun Hussein Onn Hospital Eye Hospital to reach out to 6 different schools: SK Tamil Saraswathy & Rumah Anak Yatim Harmoni Sg Buloh, SK Bangsar, SK Brickfields 1 & 2 and SJK Cina Sentul. We have completed free eye screening for 3,341 students & sponsored 450 spectacles for deserving students. Also RM20,000 to St Nicholas’ Home Penang to screen more than 100 elderly patients & sponsored cataract surgeries to 10 deserving patients.
1st Race For Vision For Malaysian Funded Bright Kids Project
‘Race For Vision’ was only an internal CSR effort before L’OCCITANE MALAYSIA made it available to public for the first time.
L’OCCITANE RACE FOR VISION JULY 2018
The word ‘Race For Vision’ was only an internal CSR effort before L’OCCITANE MALAYSIA made it available to public for the first time ever for L’OCCITANE GROUP.
L’OCCITANE Run for Vision 2022- Truly Care for Sight
Besides having the fun run, the effort of L’OCCITANE Malaysia in fighting the avoidable blindness does not end there as Spec Truck continued the mission since 2019, giving public the chances to give a gift of sight by donating their old glasses frame, giving pre-loved spectacles a new lease of life by channeling it to the deserving community. Not only that, but free eye screenings were also conducted in hope that it can create awareness on how important it is to care for your eyes and to help prevent avoidable blindness.
Highlights of Race for Vision 2022
To ensure on-going brand's commitment to sight in Malaysia, we've been organizing different charity events rom time to time, which include Race For Vision, Dining In The Dark, Co-Fund from L’Occitane Foundation, Spec Truck Activation as well as selling solidarity products in-store with profits going towards combatting avoidable blindness.
We’ve successfully raised a total of RM80,000 to Malaysian Association for The Blind KL (RM40,000) to conduct eye screening amongst low vision students in Kuala Terengganu & prescribe low vision aids to enhance their visibility & perform better in studies, and St. Nicholas’s Home Penang (RM40,000) to help 40 deserving individuals with cataract surgeries, giving them a second chance in life to restore their sight.
Thanks to generous sponsored by the tenants of Pavillion Bukit Jalil, the fun-run ended happily with a lucky draw session as well as some booth activities by Paris Miki & Arte Handcrafted where they got free eye screening & some exclusive deals too.
L’OCCITANE Cares About Sight
FIGHTING AVOIDABLE BLINDNESS
L’OCCITANE MALAYSIA launched its first charity fundraising for local blindness prevention projects since year 2009.
Giving Meaning To Tomorrow
Since its creation in 1976, L’OCCITANE has nurtured simple values: authenticity, respect and sensoriality. Inspired by the founder, Mr. Olivier Baussan, these three values are strongly advocated by all of the employees around the world. Having these values in mind, L’OCCITANE has always supported initiatives that benefit society, focusing in three key fields:
1. To fight avoidable blindness (as priority)
2. To promote women’s leadership
3. To protect natural heritage