Throughout their 150-year history Sainsbury’s has played an important role in communities. To mark their birthday, the retail giant has launched its 150 Days in the Community campaign, offering all staff one day to help a local charity or project close to their heart.

Richard Allwood, Community Director at Emmaus Glasgow, said:

“We’re so grateful to the staff at Sainsbury’s Scotland for choosing to give their time to help Emmaus Glasgow. The success of our charity depends on the support from our local community so it’s great to work with such a well-known company as Sainsbury’s.”

“Each Sainsbury’s store in the area will also have collection tins on their counters, raising vital funds to help us to continue our work supporting formerly homeless people to rebuild their self-esteem and get back on their feet.”

Employees from Sainsbury’s stores across Glasgow have a combined total of 472 hours which they have chosen to spend helping Emmaus Glasgow and H4TH, another local homelessness charity. The volunteers will spend time sorting donations and stock, painting the warehouse, and helping to create and maintain a community allotment.