Laois Down Syndrome Association received a hugely generous donation of €500 by one Portlaoise supermarket this week.
Laois Down Syndrome Association one of the hundreds of charities to benefit from Aldi’s 2018 Community Grants Programme.
The supermarket chain awarded the charity a €500 grant in recognition of its tremendous work within the local community and to help support its vital services.
The €500 grant was presented to representatives of Laois Down Syndrome Association by Jane Keane, Aldi’s Portlaoise store “Charity Champion”.
They play a pivotal role in the community
Group Buying Director of Aldi Ireland, John Curtin, said: “We are delighted our Portlaoise store employees have chosen to support Laois Down Syndrome Association as they play a pivotal role in bettering the local community as a whole. Its dedication to supporting and providing an improved quality of life for people with Down Syndrome living in Laois is commendable.”
“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 Laois.”
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 133 Irish stores and two Regional Distribution Centre were allocated an individual annual bursary fund and a “Charity Champion” assigned to co-ordinate the programme.