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INTERSPAR Austria donates €130,000 to SOS Children’s Villages

June 7, 2022 IN THE CATEGORY: Community, Responsible retailing

  • Johannes Holzleitner (left) Managing Director of INTERSPAR Austria presents a cheque of €130,000 to Managing Director SOS Children’s Villages Christian Moser © INTERSPAR/wildbild

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INTERSPAR Austria has been a committed partner of SOS Children’s Villages Austria since 2004. SOS Children’s Villages is the world’s largest non-governmental organisation focused on supporting children without parental care and families at risk. In 2021, INTERSPAR Austria supported the organisation through a donation of €130,000. The donation will be used to sustainably modernise the NGO’s Village in Seekirchen near Salzburg, which was built in 1964. The family houses in each of the eleven Austrian SOS Children’s Villages will also receive additional funds.

In addition to financial support, INTERSPAR helps raise awareness for people in need, especially children. Over the years, INTERSPAR Austria has carried out various campaigns to raise funds and increase awareness for SOS Children’s Villages.

These campaigns encouraged INTERSPAR customers to donate money in support of the charity. Year after year, painting and storytelling competitions, in aid of SOS Children’s Villages, generate enthusiasm among customers. Children can express their creativity and, at the same time, support children in need.

INTERSPAR invests in the best possible care

The areas of responsibility of SOS Children’s Villages are very diverse. These include caring for socially vulnerable children, arranging sponsorship and providing individual case assistance for families in need.

“In these challenging times, fast and unbureaucratic help for young people in need is extremely important. That is why we are particularly grateful for reliable partners. INTERSPAR has been supporting us since 2004 in offering children and young people support and a promising future”, said Christian Moser, Managing Director of SOS Children’s Villages Austria.

INTERSPAR offers long-term commitment

There are eleven SOS Children’s Villages in Austria, each of which is supported by INTERSPAR. Since 2011, every INTERSPAR Hypermarket has taken on a house sponsorship in the nearest village. INTERSPAR Austria already donated a total of €1.6 million.

“The comprehensive care for children and young people and the promotion of their individual talents is a major concern for INTERSPAR”, said Johannes Holzleitner, Managing Director of INTERSPAR Austria.

Source: SPAR Austria

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The origins of SPAR in Austria date back to 1954, but the current SPAR AG was created in 1970 when the original founding families joined with other regional wholesalers to form SPAR Austria AG – a 100% privately owned Austrian company.

With licences granted by SPAR International, ASPIAG (Austria SPAR International AG) has developed SPAR in Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, and Northern Italy. With sales of €8.3 billion and impressive growth of 16%, SPAR Austria became the market leader in the Austrian grocery trade during 2020, after being a market growth leader for over a decade.