Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Aldi Carlow Charity Champion Ilona Barkovskaite (centre) presents a €500 donation to Carol Clarke (left) and Sophia Doyle (right) of 2nd Carlow Bagenalstown Scout Group

By Elizabeth Lee

A total of three Carlow-based charities have become the latest beneficiaries of Aldi’s community grants programme, with each charity receiving a €500 grant from the Aldi store teams.

Cheques were presented to Éist Cancer Support Centre in Carlow, Bagenalstown Scout Group and Forward Steps Resource Centre, Tullow.

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.

The programme has contributed to 750 local projects to date, donating over €375,000 since 2016. 

Commenting, John Curtin, Group Buying Director, Aldi Ireland said:

We are very proud to have been able to contribute to 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 Carlow.

Operating four stores in County Carlow, Aldi is deeply involved in the local community. To date throughout Ireland, Aldi has donated a total of €2.6m worth of meals to FoodCloud, over €20,000 in vouchers to Barnardos for vulnerable families and €375,000 to the community grants programme since 2016.

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