INTERSPAR Austria donates €133.000 to SOS Children’s Villages

May 16, 2023 IN THE CATEGORY: Community, Responsible retailing

  • INTERSPAR Austria Managing Director Johannes Holzleitner (r) handed over the donation to Christian Moser (l), Managing Director of SOS Children's Villages Austria. © INTERSPAR/PG Studios

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INTERSPAR Austria has donated a further €133,000 to SOS Children’s Villages in their 19th year of supporting the charity. This year's donation will benefit the SOS Children's Village in Altmünster, where many of the existing houses were replaced by new buildings since last summer. INTERSPAR Austria's support will go towards the construction of a new family house.

There are 11 SOS Children’s Villages in Austria, and the nearest INTERSPAR Hypermarket takes on the sponsorship for one of the Austrian SOS Children’s Villages. “The long-standing cooperation with SOS Children’s Villages is very close to our hearts. It is particularly important to us to create awareness for young people in difficult situations through targeted campaigns and to be able to support them”, said INTERSPAR Austria Managing Director Johannes Holzleitner.

Building a future for children

The SOS Children’s Village Altmünster in Upper Austria has been offering a loving home to children and young people since 1955. The renovation of the village is currently underway, with the goal of offering the 100 children and young people living there at the time of writing a carefree youth. The end goal is to ensure they can later start an independent life with confidence and strength.

INTERSPAR’s long-term commitment

Over the years, INTERSPAR Austria has carried out various fundraising sales campaigns in which SOS Children’s Villages benefit not only from the proceeds but also from the visibility in media and to society. “INTERSPAR Austria has been supporting us since 2004 and we are very grateful for this long-standing and reliable cooperation”, explained Christian Moser, Managing Director of SOS Children’s Villages Austria.

During the nineteen years of support, INTERSPAR Austria has donated nearly €1.9 million to SOS Children’s Villages.

Source: SPAR Austria

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About SPAR Austria

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 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 the brand 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 in 2020, after being a market growth leader for over a decade. It maintained this leadership position in 2021.