Scotiabank employees in its Country Management Office and Operations and Administration Department on Thursday donated US$400 to Help and Shelter at the organisation’s Homestretch Avenue office.
The donation is one in a number of charitable initiatives that Scotiabank employees undertake every year as part of the bank’s Community Programme, aimed at encouraging staff to be actively involved in philanthropic projects within their communities, the bank said in a statement.
It also announced that on July 31, the two departments would be hosting a Zumba dance party, dubbed ‘Dance for Literacy,’ at the bank’s Robb Street parking lot to raise funds for school supplies for underprivileged children. “Volunteering is part of a Scotiabanker’s DNA. We are not only committed to helping our customers become better off, we are also enthusiastic about helping the less fortunate, whether they bank with us or not,” Jennifer Cipriani, Manager Marketing and Country Champion for the bank’s Community Programme, was quoted as saying.
The statement said Scotiabank rewards employees for their volunteering efforts through its annual International Philanthropic Awards and by contributing to charities supported by employees. Help and Shelter has received ongoing support from Scotiabank and its staff over the years through clothing drives and monetary donations, it added.