A total of twenty Dublin-based charities and community organisations have become the latest beneficiaries of Aldi’s Community Grants programme, with each receiving a grant from the Aldi store teams in County Dublin.
€500 grants were presented to Just Ask, BUMBLEance, Irish Red Cross, Pieta House Lucan, Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP), Tallaght Childcare Centre, NCBI, ChildVision, St James’s Hospital Foundation, Irish Heart Foundation, Sancta Maria Day Centre, Snowflakes Autism Support, Sonas Refuge, SVP Ballinteer, Childline, Caritas College, Eastwall Youth and Barnardos Mulhuddart Family Support Service. Two charities received nominations from multiple Dublin-based Aldi stores, LauraLynn and Dogs Trust, with each receiving a €1,500 donation.
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 supported is chosen by Aldi employees, enabling them to help the good, local causes they are passionate about. The Community Grants programme has supported 850 donations to local charities to date. By the end of the year, the programme will have donated over €450,000 since its inception in 2016.
Commenting, John Curtin, Group Buying Director, Aldi Ireland said: “We are proud to continue supporting local charities across the country through the Aldi Community Grants programme and we’re pleased to see the impact of our donation in the local communities for County Dublin. 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 into 2022.”
Operating twenty four stores in County Dublin, Aldi is deeply involved in the local community. Aldi partners with a variety of Irish food and drink producers across Co. Dublin and spent over €145M with its Dublin suppliers in 2020. To date, Aldi has donated a total of €2.9M worth of meals to FoodCloud as well as €400,000 (raised from donated Aldi stock sold in-store, on-pack donations, voucher donations, partnership support and staff/customer donations) to Barnardos since partnering in November 2020.