LONDON, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Staff from L'Oréal are today rolling up their sleeves and heading out into the community as part of their annual 'Citizen Week'.
Employees from the world's largest global cosmetics company, based in Hammersmith, West London, are getting hands-on at a number of local organisations as part of the scheme, in which workers take a day off work to support good causes.
This has includes setting up a call centre and manning the phones at women's cancer charity, revamping a primary school garden, helping former prisoners find accommodation and employment, and giving students interview practice at a local college.
A L'Oréal spokesperson said: "L'Oréal has a talented team of employees and it is great that they have the opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise with the wider community through Citizen Week.
"Many of our employees go on to develop long-standing relationships with the good causes they help as part of this initiative. It is of immense value to the business and the community alike and we are proud to run such a fantastic scheme."
Last year the L'Oréal UK and Ireland helped over 330 organisations and raised more than £1.4million, making the branch the biggest contributor to good causes in Europe outside France.
L'Oréal hopes to beat 2011's success and will be donating over 1200 hours to local projects in the community as part of 2012's Citizen Week.
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