Tesco Ireland has announced that it will increase its Christmas Community Fund to €250,000 to homeless charities and support groups throughout the country.
As communities across Ireland continue to rise to the challenge of COVID-19, Tesco said that it is lending a helping hand to groups and organisations that provide support to those experiencing homelessness around the country.
As part of this latest round of funding, Tesco said that each store will donate up to €2,000 shared between three local causes in its community.
Recipients of the funding will include Focus Ireland, Peter McVerry Trust, Capuchin Day Centre, Simon and St Vincent de Paul as well as local groups right across the country, the retailer added.
Recent research among Irish adults revealed that almost half of all adults (45%) said that they plan to make a charitable donation this Christmas with homeless charities the most important cause for a significant majority of people (60%).
Launching the latest round of donations, Rosemary Garth, communications director, Tesco Ireland said: “With Christmas fast approaching, it is vitally important that we continue to support those most in need in our local communities."
Charitable groups supporting homeless services at national and local level have adapted to the difficult circumstances this year and continue to provide vital services in fighting homelessness and poverty," she added.
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