Local Sainsbury’s chooses Housing for Women as charity of the year

Published 10 December 2018

Housing for Women has today announced that Sainsbury’s Charlton Station supermarket has chosen Housing for Women at the latest local charity of the year.

Chosen by a public in-store vote, this new charity partnership for 2018 to 2019 will provide year-round fundraising support. Sainsbury’s will be donating baked goods from the bakery once a week to a Housing for Women refuge – safe accommodation for women and children escaping domestic abuse. In addition, Sainsbury’s staff will be organising fundraising initiatives and collecting customer donations. Customers will also be invited to donate canned goods at a store drop off point.

Commenting on the news, Zaiba Qureshi, Chief Executive at Housing for Women, said: “We are over the moon to have been chosen. The local community has supported us hugely with their votes, and we cannot thank everyone enough. Their vital donations will help us save lives, build safe new futures and make a real difference to vulnerable women and children in London.”

Adeline Spencer, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Charlton Station Local, added: “We’re really excited to be working with Housing for Women to support such a fantastic cause. Everyone at Sainsbury’s Charlton Station Local is looking forward to working together for a successful partnership, and making a real difference to women and children facing challenging circumstances in our community.”

 

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For further information please contact Sarah Stone, Communications & Research Officer at Housing for Women via sarah.stone@h4w.co.uk / 020 3794 4786

 

About Housing for Women

Housing for Women is a registered charity and independent housing association. We champion female empowerment by providing and promoting affordable homes for women and gender-specific support services.

Since 1934, we have been working to build a more equal society for women, a world where everyone has a safe roof over their head regardless of circumstance, where violence against women is no longer tolerated.

Our role as a landlord goes way beyond bricks and mortar. For over 40 years Housing for Women has been supporting women and children in London escaping domestic violence and abuse, empowering women to overcome trauma, rebuild their lives free from fear, and regain their independence.

Our organisation’s roots go back to the suffragette movement. Housing for Women carries on in the footsteps of these early women’s rights campaigners, working with some of the most marginalised groups in the UK, such as trafficked women, women leaving prison and older women at risk of loneliness and isolation.

Empowering women and challenging inequality are at the core of everything we do.

 

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