Retailer Aldi has donated €30,000 to Kildare-based Homeless Care CLG.
The donation will help open the charity’s new accommodation facility at Jigginstown, Co Kildare.
The new services facility, which will officially open in March, will provide accommodation for young homeless adults aged between 18 and 25 in Co Kildare.
Homeless Care CLG aims to provide comprehensive residential-based care, training, and education programmes to young homeless adults, with the aim of helping service users transition from state care to independent living.
The donation of €30,000 to the charity is part of Aldi’s long-term commitment to helping the local areas in which its stores and distribution centres are located.
Niall O’Connor, group managing director, Aldi Ireland, said the chain is "committed to supporting the local communities in which we serve." He praised Homeless Care CLG for "doing fantastic work in helping people here in County Kildare."
Annette Aspell, director of services, housing & corporate services, Kildare County Council, said the council “welcomes the development of the aftercare facility by Homeless Care CLG at Jigginstown, Naas and looks forward to working with the service providers, Tiglin, in their work to care for and assist young homeless people". She thanked Aldi "for their generous financial support for this service.”
Aldi has donated more than €77,500 to 155 local charities across Ireland as part of its Community Grants programme, which is aimed at funding charities and organisations contributing vital work and services to their communities.
The programme has contributed to 750 local organisations to date, donating over €375,000 since it began in 2016.
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