Creating better communities is central to what we do at SuperValu, so we are delighted to be supporting Barnardos, Ireland’s leading independent children’s charity. Together with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), we’ve donated €275,000 in energy grants to Barnardos. The donation will help improve the energy efficiency of 22 family care centres in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Westmeath, Offaly, Carlow and Tipperary. It is estimated this will save Barnardos €30,000 a year in energy costs, allowing more resources to be directly channelled into much-needed services for vulnerable children and their families.
To further support energy efficiency initiatives in the community, we’ve donated €82,000 to the Glenasmore Community in Dublin towards upgrading their school and community centre. The donation has also provided smart metres for 10 local homes. Both donations come from 19 SuperValu stores across the country at a time when these stores are investing a combined €1.5 million in energy efficient technologies, which will cut energy consumption by up to 30%.
We hope the donations will not only improve energy efficiency, but have a lasting impact on local communities and people’s lives.