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  • Northside West

Aldi boost for ChildVision

Saturday, 16th March, 2019 6:00pm
Aldi boost for ChildVision

Vaida Skaisgiriene, Aldi’s Santry store Charity Champion holds aloft the €500 Cheque for ChildVision. Photo: Conor McCabe Photography

Aldi boost for ChildVision

Vaida Skaisgiriene, Aldi’s Santry store Charity Champion holds aloft the €500 Cheque for ChildVision. Photo: Conor McCabe Photography

STAFF at Aldi in Santry have nominated ChildVision in Drumcondra as the latest organisation to benefit from the supermarket’s Community Grants programme.

ChildVision, which is dedicated to the education and therapy needs of blind and multi-disabled children, have now been awarded a €500 in recognition of its tremendous work and to help support its vital services.

John Curtin, Group Buying Director with Aldi Ireland, said staff were more than happy to make the award to such a deserving cause.

“We are delighted our Santry store employees have chosen to support ChildVision,” he added.

“Its work in catering for the education and therapy needs of blind and multi-disabled children makes a huge impact.

“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 Foróige on a national basis, we have been able to directly help many of the worthwhile charities and organisations making a huge difference to County Dublin.”

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

 Through its partnership with FoodCloud, Aldi stores in Dublin have also donated over 240,000 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.

The supermarket’s Community Grants Programme provides each Aldi employee with an 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. 

Every Aldi store and its two regional distribution centres have been allocated an individual annual bursary fund and a ‘Charity Champion’ assigned to co-ordinate the programme.  

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