ALDI Australia presents cheque to Barnardos Auburn Centre

Daniel Baker, Corporate Responsibility Director at ALDI Australia presents the cheque to Mary Haiek from Barnardos Auburn.

Barnardos Auburn Children’s Family Centre was very happy to see Daniel Baker, Corporate Responsibility Director at ALDI Australia this week.

He visited the Centre to present a cheque for $100,000 to help Barnardos continue our vital work.

Some of the funding will be directed towards local Auburn initiatives run out of the Auburn Centre, such as keeping children safe from domestic violence and supporting families in crisis to get back on their feet.  

This Centre recently celebrated its 40th anniversary and when it was set up in 1974 it was the first of its kind. It provides eight welfare programs, ensuring that families can access all the support they need under the one roof.

“We are so incredibly grateful for the support ALDI continues to show Barnardos and with this latest amazing donation we will be able to reach even more vulnerable children in the local area,” said Mary Haiek, Auburn Children’s Family Centre Manager, Barnardos Australia.  

ALDI has supported Barnardos for more than 10 years collectively providing more than $2.6million in financial donations and products including books, toys, clothing and other essential items. ALDI has also partnered with Barnardos to develop a number of unique fundraising products, such as Barnardos Mother’s Day cards, Christmas CDs and kitchen goods.

“ALDI is extremely proud to be a major supporter of Barnardos Australia as its programs play a vital role in keeping children safe and preventing abuse,” said Mr Baker.

“Barnardos’ hard work and tireless efforts means the lives of Australian children and families facing overwhelming disadvantage is greatly improved. Our long term partnership is one of the ways in which ALDI recognises and acts upon our social obligations to the wider Australian community.”

For more information on ALDI and Barnardos partnership, visit our to Corporate supporters page.