Monday 17 June 2019

Aldi donates €500 to the Homeless Aid

Aldi is delighted to announce that Drogheda Homeless Aid is the latest charity to benefit from Aldi's Community Grants programme.

Aldi's Slane Road Drogheda store staff have awarded the charity a €500 grant in recognition of its tremendous work and to help support its vital services.

The €500 grant was presented to Maureen Ward from Drogheda Homeless Aid.

Now in its third year, hundreds of charities have been supported by the programme to date with over €200,000 donated by Aldi.

Commenting, John Curtin, Group Buying Director, Aldi Ireland, said: "We are delighted our Slane Road Drogheda store employees have chosen to support Drogheda Homeless Aid as they provide vital care for homeless people in the local community."

"Supporting the local communities our stores serve is something that we truly believe in. Through our Community Grants programme and partnerships with both FoodCloud and youth organisation Foróige, we have been able to directly help many of the worthwhile charities and organisations making a huge difference to County Louth."

Operating four stores in County Louth, Aldi is deeply involved in the local community. Through its partnership with FoodCloud, its stores in Louth have donated over 63,000 meals to local charities to date, while as Foróige's lead sponsor since 2015 it has helped support initiatives including the Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards and the Aldi Foróige Junior Baking Competition.

Aldi's Community Grants Programme provides each Aldi employee with the opportunity to nominate a charity, community group or not-for-profit organisation within their local community for support.

Nominated charities are assessed according to a defined selection criteria, with the organisation deemed the most worthwhile receiving a €500 donation from Aldi.

Each of Aldi's 137 Irish stores and two Regional Distribution Centres have been allocated an individual annual bursary fund and a "Charity Champion" assigned to co-ordinate the programme.

Drogheda Independent