Aldi Ireland has announced its support for Foróige, a youth organisation that works through youth clubs, cafes and projects. The discounter has signed up to a three-year partnership with Foróige, which includes the sponsorship of The Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards taking place in the RDS later this year.
Group Buying Director of Aldi Ireland, Rob Farrell commented, "We are looking forward to working with Foróige in the months and years ahead. Its underlying aim of building self esteem and confidence in young people through challenging experiences is something that we strongly believe in, and with our 113 stores nationwide we will be looking at ways we can support this very worthwhile organisation at a national level."
Foróige works with 5,500 volunteers and 54,000 young people through projects like its 'Big Brother, Big Sister' mentoring programme, as well as national citizenship, entrepreneurship and leadership programmes.
Sean Campbell of Foróige welcomed the partnership, saying, "We are delighted that a company which is now part of so many communities nationally, is aligning itself with us and the work that we do around the country in our 611 clubs and 147 projects."
Leinster Captain Jamie Heaslip joined members of Foróige to announce the partnership and said, "It's wonderful to see an organisation such as Foróige getting this significant support from Aldi. It's an endorsement of all that the volunteers and young people achieve in every club and project up and down the country week in week out."
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