SPAR Austria’s Vienna division donates €10,000 to Caritas Haus Mira

November 4, 2022 IN THE CATEGORY: People, Responsible retailing

  • SPAR Managing Director Alois Huber (right) hands 10,000 euros donation to Caritas House Manager Irmgard Joó and Caritas Director Klaus Schwertner. © Johannes Hloch

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In the Caritas Haus Mira in Vienna, Ukrainian families who have fled find a place of refuge and receive support and advice. “Humanitarian aid and support for people fleeing the war in Ukraine are still urgently needed in Austria. That's why we support Caritas Haus Mira," emphasises SPAR Austria's regional Managing Director for Vienna Alois Huber.

Help for people who have fled 

The Mira house of Caritas of the Archdiocese of Vienna offers accommodation to people who have had to flee the ongoing war in Ukraine. To date, 100 people have found a temporary home here, 20 of them with an increased need for care.

“Millions of Ukraine’s people, especially women, children, and the elderly, had to leave their homes. Thousands have found a temporary home in Austria – for example in the Caritas Haus Mira in Vienna Floridsdorf and other quarters. If there is good news in these challenging and unsettling times, it is the willingness to help, both among our citizens and from business partners. Thank you very much to SPAR in Vienna for supporting Haus Mira”, says Klaus Schwertner, Caritas director of the Archdiocese of Vienna.

SPAR Austria’s social responsibility

SPAR Austria, a 100% Austrian family business, includes social responsibility within its company philosophy. “Supporting social projects and institutions such as Caritas is particularly important to us,” emphasises SPAR Austria’s regional Managing Director for Vienna Alois Huber. Food that is edible but has a short shelf-life is not thrown away at SPAR but is sold via Too Good To Go or donated to social organisations such as the Caritas food distribution center LeO.

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.