INTERSPAR Austria donates €92,000 to children’s charity

March 21, 2017 IN THE CATEGORY: Responsible retailing

  • Managing Director of SOS Children’s Villages, Christian Moser, receives the cheque from Managing Director of INTERSPAR Austria, Markus Kaser

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INTERSPAR has been an important partner of the Austrian charity, SOS Children's Villages, for 12 years. The company recently donated €92,000 to the organisation, which provides shelter and care for abandoned, destitute and orphaned children.

To raise this money, INTERSPAR ran a campaign called ‘Every move counts’, whereby one Euro was donated to SOS Children’s Villages for every kilometre travelled by foot or by bike. A drawing competition for children involving the INTERSPAR mascot, INGO, also attracted a great deal of interest and support.

“We will continue to partner with SOS Children’s Villages, which offers thousands of children and adolescents in Austria much needed support, security and care,” said Markus Kaser, Managing Director of INTERSPAR Austria, when he handed over the cheque to Christian Moser, Managing Director SOS Children’s Village.

Founded in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, non-governmental organisation, which protects the interests of children who have been separated from their families. The organisation, which is present in 130 countries around the world, helps to match children and young adolescents with a new family.