Several local communities received a delightful treat on December 20 from the staff of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank.
Revisiting an initiative of earlier years and which has become an annual event, the staff, family and friends of CIBC FirstCaribbean once again brought early Christmas cheer to a number of villages via an island-wide motorcade.
This popular, initiative which has become a seasonal feature of the Bank, is now in its 20th year.
Unlike previous years, where a single community was chosen, the Bank decided to widen the scope of the venture and delivered a horde of gifts and hampers to the children and residents of a number of impoverished communities across the island.
Villages in St. David, St. Andrew, St. Patrick, St. Mark and St. John were all beneficiaries from this holiday initiative.
Country Manager, Nigel Ollivierre, commented on the Christmas enterprise and the Bank’s reason for engaging the communities on such a personal level.
“This is a cause that our team holds very dear. Each year, we are pleased with the positive responses we receive from the selected community. We are also delighted that our plan to extend the initiative has benefitted these additional communities. As a team, we endeavour to put our communities first. This is just one of the many ways that the Bank contributes to society in a tangible and meaningful way.” he said.
Careful research and planning was put into the selection of the communities, ensuring children all received age-appropriate gifts, and that disadvantaged households received gift hampers which included an array of goodies and groceries.
Over twenty-five food hampers and two hundred toys were distributed.
The Bank intends to continue this program which has made a significant impact on many households across Grenada during the festive period.