Essilor partnered French NGO Secours Populaire for the first time to take 5,000 under-privileged children for a day out on the beach in France.

‘La Journée des Oubliés des Vacances’ – or day for those the holidays forgot – brought together over 1,500 Secours Populaire volunteers and Essilor staff to entertain the young guests. A gift of Essilor sunglasses protected their eyes from the sun’s glare. Their smiles shone brilliantly as this collection of selfies shows…