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Sainsbury’s marks a milestone birthday with 185,0000 volunteers Visit your store to find out how they are helping your community live well
SAINSBURY’S has been helping its customers to live well and putting local community culture and values at the heart of everything it does for several decades – 150 years, to be precise.
It was back in 1869 when John James and Mary Ann Sainsbury first opened a small dairy shop in London’s Drury Lane.
Their shop offered high-quality products at affordable prices – something that this heritage brand is still known for today.
And from providing a community lifeline in what was then one of the poorest parts of the capital to opening emergency shops during World War II, then to celebrating Christmas with disadvantaged children in the 1950s, Sainsbury’s has always put people first.
150 WONDERFUL YEARS
This year marks a very special birthday for the British supermarket giant as Sainsbury’s celebrates 150 wonderful years — and to honour the occasion, it is taking part in 150 Days of Community.
The Sainsbury’s Group is inviting all colleagues from its 2,300 total locations across the country to spend a day volunteering to mark the milestone birthday.
The brand’s 185,000-strong team of staff from both Sainsbury’s and Argos stores will take part in 150 days of community activities, and individual stores will also be supporting their own carefully chosen good causes in several different ways.
From community fundraising to hosting events and launching their own local campaigns, Sainsbury’s colleagues will support causes ranging from community gardens to sports teams and elderly care homes.
Each store has selected their own projects, which reflect the values held not only by Sainsbury’s as a business, but by the
local communities they serve – including staff from the Bath store, who have launched a brilliant ‘Signsbury’s’ store initiative using sign language to support its hearing-impaired customers.
Research highlighted in Sainsbury’s latest Living Well Index shows that those who connect more to their local community are more likely to be living well.
This crucial insight is another key reason why Sainsbury’s stores right across the nation will be joining together in the 150 Days of Community scheme.
So why not pay a visit to your local Sainsbury’s supermarket, Sainsbury’s Local or Argos store, and find out more about what it’s like giving something back to your community – and celebrate a glorious 150 years at the same time?
Sainsbury’s colleagues will support causes ranging from community gardens to sports teams and elderly care homes
1970 Shopper in the newly opened Sutton branch 1932 Horse and cart carry wares to family store
COMMUNAL SHARING Sainsbury’s colleagues join shoppers in signing THE JOY OF SIGNING Sainsbury’s colleagues enjoy signing in store INSPIRED Sam Brook (left) with Bath manager Tom Robertson (right)