Aldi Ireland recently announced a new programme to support local charities and not-for-profit organisations in Mayo as part of its 2016 community support programme. Each of Aldi’s two stores in Mayo has been provided with a bursary fund to be allocated annually to charities and not-for-profit community organisations operating within the local communities served by each store.
The local charities to be supported will be selected by the stores’ employees. Each of Aldi’s Mayo stores have been assigned a Charity Champion to co-ordinate the programme at a local level and work closely with the local charities.
Welcoming the new initiative, Finbar McCarthy, Group Buying Director, Aldi Ireland, said “Contributing to the local communities our Mayo stores serve is something that we truly believe in and we are proud to be supporting the important work done by charities and not-for–profit organisations across Mayo. We are also encouraging all our staff to get involved with their local charities and not-for-profit groups and help make a difference to people’s lives in their local communities.”
The announcement was made as Aldi also confirmed that Mayo’s Foróige Youth Clubs and projects are set to benefit from Aldi’s €840,000 three year national partnership with youth development agency Foróige. Aldi’s funding will help support a number of youth development programmes and projects such as the Big Brother, Big Sister youth mentoring programme and national programmes such as Citizenship, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.