Barnardos is our Children’s Charity of Choice

At more than 120 years old, Barnardos is one of the largest and most respected children’s charities in Australia. ALDI has been a proud partner of Barnardos since 2003, and fully supports their mission to help Australian families and provide children with a better life.

Barnardos helps children who may be suffering from, or who are at risk of, abuse, neglect, homelessness or poverty. These children may also be at risk of being placed in welfare care. The work of Barnardos deals particularly with the prevention of abuse and entry into care. To carry out this work, Barnardos operates children’s family centres, permanency programs for ‘out of home’ care, adolescent services and advocacy work.

Besides our monetary donations, ALDI also regularly donates children’s books, clothing, bed linen, electrical items and other household goods. Barnardos distributes these goods to those who need it most.

From 2016 onwards, part of ALDI’s contribution will go toward the ‘Enrich’ program.

Enrich helps disadvantaged children stay in school, make healthier lifestyle choices and remain engaged with the school community. Schools can apply for grants on behalf of an individual or group of students, which will help with participation in sporting activities, nutrition programs and healthy life skill courses.

To learn more about Barnardos and their important work, please visit: www.barnardos.com.au