SPAR Austria continues to support numerous charities

January 11, 2017 IN THE CATEGORY: Community, Responsible retailing

SPAR Upper Austria donated €102,500 to well-known charity - Light in the Dark

For many years, SPAR Austria has been a valued partner of the Light in the Dark campaign. In 2016, SPAR Upper Austria once again supported this charity and donated a total of €102,500 for social projects.

SPAR Austria is committed to various social projects and charities, working within a set sponsorship programme. The donation was made possible through the purchase by customers of Light in the Dark products such as paper bags, matches and scented candles, and then enhanced by numerous Christmas activities of employees in SPAR, EUROSPAR and INTERSPAR stores which underlined the regional support given in SPAR.

“Active” Association also supported in Salzburg

SPAR customers contribute by purchasing Light in the Dark products

By purchasing Light in the Dark products, customers in the province of Salzburg contributed to a large-scale SPAR fundraising campaign. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the “ACTIVE” association based in Obertrum. This donation will support the financing of leisure activities for impaired adolescents and young adults such as day trips, supervised weekends as well as holidays. The donation was made in time for Christmas by SPAR.

SPAR Upper Austria supports Women’s refuge Wels

Protection and support to victims of violence

Women’s refuge Wels offers shelter to women and their children affected by physical and/or mental violence. After 30 years, it became necessary to urgently move into a new, modern location.  SPAR Upper Austria supported the Women’s refuge in this goal, giving a generous donation of €10,000.

“As a family-run and Austrian organisation we are aware of our social responsibility and are pleased to take the responsibility. We were delighted to make a significant contribution to the Women’s refuge Wels with our donation” emphasised Jakob Leitner, Managing Director of SPAR Central office Marchtrenk at the handover.

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