KWWSPCA awarded €500 by Aldi’s Kildare Town store staff

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KWWSPCA awarded €500 by Aldi’s Kildare Town store staff

Kildare and West Wicklow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(KWWSPCA) is the latest charity to benefit from Aldi’s Community Grants programme.  Aldi’s Kildare Town 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 Niall and Grainne Murphy of KWWSPCA by Sean Duane, Aldi’s Kildare Town store “Charity Champion”.

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 Kildare Town employees have chosen to support the KWWSPCA.  KWWSPCA plays a pivotal role in bettering the local community by rescuing, caring and re-homing animals throughout Kildare and West Wicklow.”

“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 Kildare.”

Operating eight stores in County Kildare, Aldi is deeply involved in the local community. Through its partnership with FoodCloud, its stores in County Kildare have donated over 48,000 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. 

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