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The Charity Rounding Up available in General Optica stores!
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Worldcoo’s Anual Report 2021
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New collaboration agreements with 5 social organizations
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New collaboration agreements with social organizations
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World Breast Cancer Day
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New agreements with social organizations – September
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New agreements with 10 social organizations
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Worldcoo has been awarded as a Best Company For the World
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New collaboration with All We Wear Group
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Agreements with new NGO

The Charity Rounding Up available in General Optica stores!

GOWe are very happy to announce that since some days ago, all the General Optica stores in Spain offer the opportunity to make a small donation each time that customers pay with card and collaborate with a social cause.

How it works

After introducing the payment card, the pinpad ask if the customer whats to add few cents to their purchase. In order to collaborate, customers must press the green button and continue with the usual payment process.

The charity project: ophthalmological care for children at risk of exclusion

FBAll the donations raised through the Charuty Rounding Up will go to Fundación Barraquer, organization that facilitates the access to ophtalmological care for people at risk of social exclusion.

Through the “Miramos por ti” program, the organization provides free ophthalmological and optometric assistance to people in vulnerable situations.

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Visit https://generaloptica.worldcoo.com in order to have more information about the project.

Worldcoo Team

Worldcoo’s Anual Report 2021

A journey through our last year

Here you have our Anual Report 2021, a year in which we have doubled the number of donations made compared to the previous year. The sum of all these small micro-donations made in different shops has raised more than 4 million euros, which will help fund 116 different social and environmental projects around the world.

We are very happy to have been able to offer help to various social causes that have needed it this year, marked by the consequences of the Covid pandemic. And also to have been able to offer immediate help to people affected by other climate emergencies that have occurred in recent months, such as the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma, or the floods that took place in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

This 2021 has also been very special because we have made the leap to Andorra, with the help of Univers Bomosa. And we have presented the first fundraising campaign in the Principality with the help of one of the leading telecommunications companies in the count.

We explain you everything in OUR ANUAL REPORT.

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New collaboration agreements with 5 social organizations

We start this 2022 with the signing of new collaboration agreements with 5 different social organizations.   These are:

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  • También” Foundation, organization that works for the social inclusion of people with disabilities and the promotion of educational values ​​in adapted sports activities, leisure and free time.
  • Querer” Foudation, an organization dedicated to education, research, dissemination and social awareness related to children with special educational needs derived from their neurological diseases, and who specifically suffer from a Language Disorder as a consequence of their diseases and/or disorders.
  • Ateneu Sant Roc” Foundation, that promotes different educational, cultural and social projects aimed at boys, girls, young people and adults to achieve social cohesion in the Sant Roc area of ​​Badalona (Barcelona).
  • MENTAL HEALTH SPAIN Confederation,  that was born to improve the adoption of all measures that contribute to improving the quality of life of people with mental disorders and their families, defend their rights and represent the associative movement created around health mental.
  • Associació de Malalties Minoritàries d’Andorra (Andorra Association of Minority Diseases), has the purpose of contribuing to the dissemination and knowledge of minority diseases in Andorra, defending the rights of those affected and guiding and helping families.

 

Welcome to Worldcoo’s community to all of them!

Worldcoo Team

New collaboration agreements with social organizations

Last December, we  signed new collaboration agreements with 6 new social and environmental organizations. These are:

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  • Street Child Italia, organization that was born with the objective of creating quality educational opportunities for the most vulnerable children in the most remote areas of Africa and Asia.
  • Ecos do Sur, NGO that works to make migrations bear fruit in a society that is more prosperous, fairr and proud of its diversity.
  • Mundukide, that promotes promotes sustainable socio-economic development to improve people’s lives in a cooperative way.
  • Asociación Esclerosis Múltiple Navarra, organization that aims to provide people diagnosed with MS and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as their families, adequate care for their needs in order to improve their quality of life.
  • Fundació Josep Irla, organization that studies, debates and reflects on the society of the Catalan Countries.
  • Associació in via, since 1953 works for the comprehensive promotion of people in situations of maximum vulnerability and risk of social exclusion, especially with women and families who are survivors of sexist violence.

Welcome to Worldcoo’s community to all of them!

Worldcoo Team

World Breast Cancer Day

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The 19th of October takes place the celebration of the World Breast Cancer Day, a very special date that promotes sensibilization against this disease and raise awareness among the population of the importance of research and early diagnosis of the disease.

It is the most common tumor among western women; in fact, in Spain more than 33,000 new breast cancers are diagnosed each year.

logoThe Spanish Association Against Cancer is one of the organizations with whom we have collaborated for many years. The organization not only carries out important education and awareness-raising work, but also leads various projects to support and accompany people with cancer and their families and, finally, promotes research by financing research projects that help to find a better diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

Today we speak with them, to learn about their main challenges and priorities today and, also, to learn about the campaign they have prepared this year.

  • What is the main challenge for the AECC today?

Eliminate the inequities caused by cancer in Spain. Unfortunately, cancer is the same for everyone, but we are not all the same when it comes to cancer. Not all people have the same chance of preventing cancer, coping with the disease, or accessing research results. Correcting these inequalities is the main challenge of the Spanish Association Against Cancer.

  • To date, you have helped finance more than 400 research projects that help prevent, cure or chronify cancer. What are the main lines of research that are currently open? What areas do they focus on? 

2The Cancer Research Grants of the Spanish Association Against Cancer seek to support researchers, giving them stability throughout their entire careers, from their beginnings as university students to their consolidation as group leaders, but also to promote those projects that most may benefit the patient. In this sense, among the more than 400 projects that we currently support, we find projects that study the different types of cancer and all its phases, from prevention and diagnosis to metastasis.

We promote multidisciplinary research and enable different professionals, both nationally and internationally, to network, sharing experience, knowledge and results. We promote clinical research, so that doctors who are in contact with patients also contribute their experience. And we drive innovation to accelerate results from the lab to the patient. In short, all these projects add different knowledge, strategies and professionals with the same goal: to save lives.

  • Focusing on breast cancer, it is estimated that one in eight women will be diagnosed with this type of cancer in her lifetime. Prevention and early diagnosis are key to preventing the disease. In that sense, what advice would you give?

The main one is that women between 45/50 and 69 years old participate in breast cancer screening programs by having a mammogram. Breast cancer is one of the three tumors that can be detected early thanks to a test, such as mammography, capable of detecting cancer before it is palpable. In addition to this recommendation in general, adopting healthy lifestyle habits (not smoking, not drinking alcohol, exercising regularly, eating a healthy and balanced diet or going to gynecological examinations) are also measures that women can adopt to reduce the risk to develop breast cancer.

  • One of the most valued areas of activity of the AECC is the accompaniment and advice to people and relatives who have recently been diagnosed with cancer. What is the service that works best for women recently diagnosed with breast cancer?

Between  more than 23,000 women with breast cancer cared for by the Association in 2020, 45% have requested specialized psychological care. The rest has been taken care of by our social care services, medical guidance, etc.

  • Your awareness campaigns on dates marked on the calendar, such as World Day Against Breast Cancer, help to increase knowledge about the disease and raise awareness about the importance of prevention. What is the topic for World Breast Cancer Day this year?

15% of women with breast cancer are extremely vulnerable, almost 34% of those who are ill have lost their jobs or have been forced to leave because of the disease; 70% have lost their wages or almost all of their income. It is estimated that a diagnosis of breast cancer generates on average, between direct expenses and loss of income, € 41,834 during the disease. Thus, a woman with breast cancer has direct expenses of € 9,242 and a loss of income of € 32,578 during the disease.

  •  What is the main goal of this year’s social fundraising campaign? 

On the occasion of the “Take out chest” campaign, the collaboration with the Association is aimed at psychological and social care programs for patients and their families; and to promote breast cancer research. The solidarity of all will make it possible to provide more services to the women most vulnerable to breast cancer to meet their needs and ensure that they face cancer with the best conditions.

Worldcoo Team 

New agreements with social organizations – September

We finalize the month of September with 10 new collaboration agreements with social and environmental organizations.

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These ones are:

 

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Worldcoo Team 

New agreements with 10 social organizations

We finalize the month of July with 10 new collaboration agreements with social and environmental organizations.

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These ones are:

  • Inés Arnaiz Foundation,  an organization that develops projects to suport and take attention to children.
  • Saó Prat Association, a socio-educational organization in Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona) that has the purpose of accompanying children, young people and their families in vulnerable situations so that they can have a dignified and autonomous life and feel part of the society where they live.
  • AnimaNaturalis Foundation, who works for the defense of animals in Spain and Latin America.
  • Private Foundation “Hospital Asil de Granollers (FPHAG)“, a health center whose mission is to promote research and innovation to the institution and the territory.
  • Internacional de Solidaridad Compañía de María (FISC) Foundation, an NGO committed to education and cooperation for development, which prioritizes human rights, gender equality and the strengthening od the capacities of individuals and groups to collaborate in the construction of a more just participatory society that promotes peace and freedom.
  • Trana EM, Association for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Neuromotor Disease of Andorra – Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Jatakendeya was born from the desire to promote the comprehensive care of people in the social and health field, as well as to promote assistance activities to improve the employability and socio-labor insertion of risk groups and fight against social discrimination and stigma that exist towards people with disabilities and/or mental illness in a framework of international cooperation.
  • Enraíza Derechos, an organization that works for a world without hunger and poverty, sustainable and equal. She has more than 35 years of experience both in Spain and in countries in Africa and Latin America, having specialized in promoting a fair and sustainable diet as well as caring for the environment and gender equality.
  • Talita Madrid Foundation, an organization that supports childran and young people with disabilities and special education needs, provides training and provides resources to teachers and professionals, in addition to accompanying families in this process of development and growth of their children.
  • Barraquer Foundation, organization that facilitates access to ophthalmological care for people at risk of social exclusion, treated at the Barraquer Ophthalmology Center and abroad through medical expeditions.

 

Welcome to the Worldcoo’s community!

 

Worldcoo Team 

Worldcoo has been awarded as a Best Company For the World

It’s the fifht time that Worldcoo receives this award for performance excellence beyond just profit

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Worldcoo has been named a Best for the World™ B Corp in recognition of its exemplary performance beyond commercial metrics. Ranking in the top 5% of all B Corps in its size group worldwide for their sustainable business practices, Worldcoo] earned this honor because of initiatives such as the launchment of the Charity Rounding Up and its other fundraising channels. 

The Best for the World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit network that certifies and mobilizes Certified B Corporations, which are for-profit companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today there are more than 4,000 Certified B Corporations across 77 countries and 153 industries, unified by one common goal: transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. 

B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. The B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service, it assesses the overall positive impact of the company that stands behind it—like Worldcoo. Using the B Impact Assessment, B Lab evaluates how a company’s operations and business model impact its workers, community, environment, and customers. To achieve the B Corp Certification, a company must achieve a score of at least 80 points on the assessment.

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New collaboration with All We Wear Group

All We Wear Group and Mastercard collaborate with the Spanish Red Cross in “Pepe Jeans London” stores

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AWWG, global fashion group, and Mastercard collaborate with the Spanish Red Cross to offer psychosocial support to those who have suffered the most during the pandemic. Through this initiative, customers of Pepe Jeans London stores will be able to aid people affected by the health crisis, especially the most vulnerable.

Thus, Pepe Jeans London stores in Spain become the first to carry out this initiative, soon to be followed in other markets such as Portugal, Germany, and France. Through our innovative donation mechanism, in which on this occasion we have used Adyen Giving’s technological solution,  Pepe Jeans London clients will be able to make a micro-donation to charity when paying by card.

This innovative donation system is simple, secure, and completely transparent for customers and stores: donations operate as a different transaction from purchases and will go directly to the Spanish Red Cross.

Coping with the pandemic

Aiming to cope with the effects of the pandemic between all, the global fashion group AWWG will be the first to activate this donation method. When paying by card, their customers will be offered three donation options: 0,5€, 1€, and 2€. 100% of every contribution will go to the Spanish Red Cross.

All We Wear Group will be joined by the technology multinational Mastercard in this effort. Both companies will contribute to the fundraising campaign by matching every donation received until doubling the initial budget of 10.000€.

The funds collected will go to the project “Cruz Roja te Escucha,” whose objective is to offer psychosocial support to the following:

  • Those who, due to their circumstances of illness, loneliness, advanced age, loss of employment, functional diversity, or homelessness, among others, are most affected by the pandemic.
  • Relatives and friends of acutely ill patients or victims who died from the disease caused by COVID-19, and to those hospitalized or isolated at home with severe symptoms.
  • Volunteers and workers of the Red Cross, who are carrying out humanitarian work.

Workers and volunteers of the Red Cross, who are specialists in psychosocial support and accompaniment, will provide this service. Regarding the most complex cases or situations, they will be aided by psychology professionals of the Organization who specialize in different areas of psychological care.

Worldcoo Team 

Agreements with new NGO

This month of June we have closed agreements with 10 new non-governmental organizations. With these, there’s already 499 organizations with a social purpose who are part of the Worldcoo’s community.  It means, organizations whom we have helped to fund one (or more) projects, or organizations with whom we have the possibility to do so in the future.

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These ones are:

  • “Asociación Bienestar y Desarrollo ABD”, in an organization non-governmental that was born by a group of professionals and volunteering people in the 1980. They work to reduce inequality and vulnerability through its more than 100 services and programs.
  • Confederación Estatal de Personas Sordas”, an NGO founded in 1936 to promote equal opportunities for deaf people, through policies aimed at removing barriers that prevent the exercise of their rights.
  • Asprós Foundation, dedicated to promoting the inclusion and quality of life of people with disabilities, mainly intellectual disabilities and mental illness.
  • Joia Foundation, a non-profit organization that offers insertion services in mental health through its 10 services, located in five districts of Barcelona.
  • The German Red Cross saves people, helps in emergencies, provides a community, supports the poor and watches the humanitarian international law – in Germany and in the whole world. The German Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the largest humanitarian organisation in the world.
  • IRBLleida, Lleida Biomedical Research Institute, which was created with the aim of creating synergies between basic research, clinical research and epidemiology, so that research is the engine for improving daily clinical practice, for the benefit of the entire community.
  • Mensajeros de la Paz, which works for the integration of the most vulnerable and help the most disadvantaged.
  • Unidos por la Educación” (Ecuador), an alliance of institutions, entities and individuals that promotes social, environmental, economic, cultural, health and productive development through education.
  • WWF, the largest independent international organization dedicated to the defense of nature and the environment.

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