22 June 2020
By Bryan Smyth
A total of 23 Cork charities have received donations as part of Aldi’s Community Grants Programme across the last 12 months. The programme has seen Aldi donate a total of €13,500 to charities across Cork who provide vital services and make a huge difference within their community.
The 28th Cork Macroom Scout Group, Bandon Tidy Towns Group, RNLI Baltimore Lifeboat Station, Dunmanway Girl Guides, The Donkey Sanctuary, The Irish Cancer Society, Limerick Animal Welfare, Mitchelstown Community Centre, Cope Foundation, Pieta House Cork, The Cork Association for Autism, 23rd Middleton Scouts, RNLI Youghal Station, Marymount University Hospital and Hospice, Cobh Heritage Trust, Morningstar National School, P.A.C.E, St John’s Ambulance Glanmire Division, Dogs for the Disabled, Our Lady of Good Council School, The Ballincollig Tidy Town Association, The Cork Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Irish Guide Dogs to the Blind each benefitted from a donation from one or more of Aldi’s 23 stores and its Regional Distribution Centre.
Aldi’s Community Grants programme helps fund local charities and organisations that contribute vital work and services in their local communities. Each local charity supported is chosen by Aldi employees, enabling them to help the local good causes they are passionate about.
Over €250,000 has been donated to more than 340 different local charities across Ireland since the programme began four years ago. To mark its 20th anniversary in Ireland in 2019, Aldi staff across its Naas and Mitchelstown regions also voted for two charities, The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul and Pieta House Cork, to receive a further €5,000 in Aldi vouchers late last year.
Commenting, John Curtin, Group Buying Director, Aldi Ireland said:
“At Aldi supporting the local communities that our stores serve is hugely important. Each charity selected as part of our Community Grants Programme offers fantastic services to those in need. Their dedicated staff and volunteers offer their time and care and now, more than ever, it is vital that we support them.”
“Our local store staff are an integral part of the selection process for the donations, meaning they are passionate about the charities chosen in their local community.”
Aldi’s Cork stores are deeply involved in their local community. Through its partnership with FoodCloud, its Cork stores have donated over 275,000 meals to local charities to date. Since 2015, Aldi has helped support initiatives including the Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards and the Aldi Foróige Junior Baking Competition.