Aldi donates 100,000 face masks to charity amid #Covid-19 pandemic
Fair play to all involved.
Aldi Ireland have donated 100,000 face masks to local charities amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The supermarket chain donated the protective products to Our Hospital Heroes and Age Action after Aldi shoppers raised over €20,000 for the charities.
Last week's International Nurses’ Day on May 12 saw thousands of bouquets sold in support of Ireland's frontline workers, with 100 percent of profits going towards the initiative.
Face masks donated to Our Hospital Heroes will be given to nurses and other frontline workers in eleven hospitals across the country. Age Action will be distributing the masks to the vulnerable in need.
"We are bowled over by the speed at which the €20,000 donation has come through, and the generous delivery of face masks," said Our Hospital Heroes' Micheál Sheridan.
"Now more than ever, those working on the frontline and in healthcare settings need a steady supply of essential PPE including face masks, and with Aldi’s support, we are able to help thousands more on the frontline as a result.”
Age Action CEO Pat Connolly added: "Age Action is delighted to receive Aldi’s donation of masks for those who need it most in our community, and care homes.
"We know that older people are most at-risk, and essential supplies such as this really make a difference to their comfort and confidence at this time.”
"It’s thanks to our customers that we can donate over €20,000 to Our Hospital Heroes from the sale of a special fundraising bouquet," said John Curtin, Aldi's Group Buying Director.
"And it’s thanks to the work of Our Hospital Heroes that the funds raised and masks donated today will benefit nurses and other frontline workers.
"We know that older members of our society may be feeling very vulnerable at this time, and Age Action has been working tirelessly to offer comfort, advice and practical supports, and the masks donated will help them continue in the weeks and months ahead.”