A total of 22 Dublin-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 Dublin.
Receiving €500 grants are Just Ask, Pieta House, St Francis Hospice, Polio Survivors Ireland, As Darragh Did, St. Michael’s House, Tallaght Cancer Support Group, Irish Wheelchair Association, Crumlin Children’s Hospital, Irish Heart Foundation, Bayside Community Centre, Dogs Aid, Sonas Refuge, LauraLynn, National Learning Network, Parkinson’s Association of Ireland, 1st Dublin Fairview Scout Group, Barnardos and Finding Charlie’s Voice. Women’s Collective Ireland, Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Dogs Trust received multiple nominations from ALDI’s Dublin store teams, each receiving grants of up to €1,500 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 beneficiary 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 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 for years to come.”
Operating 26 stores in County Dublin, ALDI is deeply involved in the local community. To date, the stores have donated over 296,000 meals to local charities through ALDI’s partnership with FoodCloud, avoiding a total of 398,000kgs of CO2e. ALDI partners with 81 innovative Dublin food and drink producers, spending €193 million with them in 2022.
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