FoundPop x Smart Works
We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Smart Works charity this International Women’s Day.
We provided our furniture for the Smart Works pop-up in Covent Garden last year, contributing to the sale of donated designer items that helped raise over £80,000 for the charity. This year, we are collaborating again on several pop-ups and events to continue our efforts in supporting the charity. Our content and community manager Sophie visited the Smart Works headquarters this week to gain further insight into the charity’s initiatives in assisting women in the UK.
Smart Works is a dynamic, high profile and fast-growing UK charity that dresses and coaches unemployed women for success at their job interview. They empower each woman by giving her the clothes and the confidence she needs to succeed.
After visiting Smart Works, 72% secure a job within a month, gaining financial independence and transforming their lives.
The Smart Works service is delivered in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Reading and Leeds. Over the past nine years, Smart Works has helped over 25,000 women. It is their mission that any woman who needs their service should be able to find her way to a Smart Works centre.
In April 2022, Smart Works launched a new Three-Year Plan that will see the charity double the number of women helped annually from 5,000 to 10,000 women a year. To achieve this, they will grow our existing centres and open new centres in areas of need including South London and Liverpool.
Smart Works has been voted Social Action Charity of the Year.
Smart Works Charity, Charity No: 1080609