Over €80,000 to be donated to Irish charities and community organisations through ALDI’s Community Grants Programme
Three Clare-based charities and community organisations have become the latest beneficiaries of ALDI’s Community Grants programme, with each charity receiving a grant from the ALDI store teams in County Clare.
Receiving €500 grants are St. Bernard Sanctuary and Milford Care Centre. Cranny Afterschool Care received multiple nominations from ALDI’s Clare store staff, receiving a €1,000 grant from the retailer.
ALDI’s Community Grants programme helps fund local charities and community organisations that contribute vital work and services in their local communities. Each local charity and community organisation supported is chosen by ALDI employees, enabling them to help the local good causes they are passionate about.
By the end of 2023, the programme will have donated over €615,000 to more than 1,000 local charity branches and community organisations across Ireland since its inception in 2016. Receiving charities and organisations range from rescue teams to animal sanctuaries, cancer support to mental health support, or any charitable organisation that resonates with ALDI colleagues.
Commenting, Liz Fox, National Sustainability Director, ALDI Ireland said: “We are very proud to continue to support local charities and community organisations across the country through the ALDI Community Grants programme and we’re pleased to see the impact of our donation in the local communities of County Clare.
“The Community Grants programme is one example of how ALDI is committed to investing and partnering with local communities and charities across Ireland and we look forward to continuing this engagement for years to come.”
Operating four stores in County Clare, ALDI is deeply involved in the local community. To date, the stores have donated more than 32,000 meals to local charities through ALDI’s partnership with FoodCloud, avoiding a total of 43,000kgs of CO2e. In 2022, ALDI spent a total of €236,000 with its Clare-based suppliers.
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