Aldi staff in Naas raise money for Jack & Jill Foundation

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Aldi staff in Naas raise money for Jack & Jill Foundation
11:05 Wednesday 11th of January 2017

The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation is the latest charity to benefit from Aldi’s new community support fund.

Staff in Aldi’s Jigginstown store in Naas store have awarded the Co Kildare-based organisation 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 Hugo Jellett, CEO, Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, by Leah Naughton, Aldi’s Programme Coordinator (pictured).

Finbar McCarthy, Group Buying Diector, Aldi Ireland, said: “We are delighted our Jigginstown, Naas store employees have chosen to support the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, as they play a pivotal role in bettering the local community as a whole.

"The work carried out by the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation in providing palliative care to children at home is vital. Supporting the local communities our stores serve is something that we truly believe in and we are proud to be contributing to the important work done by charities and not for profit organisations across Ireland through our community support fund.”

Aldi’s community support fund 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 128 Irish stores has been allocated an individual annual bursary fund and a “Charity Champion” assigned to co-ordinate the programme at a local level and work closely with the local charities and not-for-profit organisations. The programme aims to make a difference to the communities Aldi’s stores’ serve, focusing on helping develop Ireland’s youth, combat food poverty and improve the wellbeing of families.

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