The Dunmanway Girl Guides has become the latest charity to benefit from Aldi’s Community Grants programme, receiving a €500 grant from Aldi’s Dunmanway store team.
The €500 donation was presented to Heather Pabiou, Collette Collins, Jackie Lynch and guides from the Dunmanway Girl Guides by Lorraine Hayes, Aldi Dunmanway’s ‘Charity Champion’ earlier this year.
Aldi’s Community Grants programme helps fund local charities and organisations that contribute vital work and services in their local communities. Aldi employees choose the local charities to support, enabling them to help the local good causes they are passionate about.
The programme has contributed to over 340 different local projects to date, donating over €250,000 since 2016.
Commenting, Colman Murphy, Aldi Dunmanway Store Manager said: “We are delighted to be able to support the Dunmanway Girl Guides through our Community Grants donation. The work they do to teach young women about teamwork, communication and the outdoors is extremely valuable.”
“Being part of and investing in local communities is something that Aldi is committed to and we are delighted to be able to make this contribution.”
Operating 23 stores in Cork, Aldi is deeply involved in the local community. Through its partnership with FoodCloud, its stores in Cork have donated over 291,700 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.