Bank launches Christmas campaign to help Meals on Wheels
A bank has launched a fundraising drive to help a charity that prepares and delivers meals to the sick, elderly and disabled.
Clarien started its Holiday GiveBack programme and Michael DeCouto, the bank’s chief digital and marketing officer, said: “There is no greater time to remember the spirit of giving than the holidays.
“This year, we are calling on our clients, friends and family to give whatever they can comfortably spare in support of Meals on Wheels.
“We know that the cost of food in many parts of the world, including our island home, has increased in recent months, making it even more important for us to remember those who may struggle to afford a nutritious, balanced meal on their own.”
The bank has raised more than $120,000 for the charity since 2010. In July, bank staff volunteered to help to prepare meals for some of the charity's 240 clients.
Meals on Wheels has four part-time staff. The charity also relies on corporate and community volunteers who assist with cooking the meals, packaging and delivering the dishes piping hot to the clients’ doorsteps across the island.
Jason Powell, the president of Meals on Wheels, said: "There is increasing demand for our services within the community. We currently deliver over 240 meals to clients, and additionally donate food to the Cathedral meals programme.
“Thanks to the ongoing and generous support from companies like Clarien, we are able to provide significant assistance to those who require it."
Those interested in supporting the campaign can donate online here. Alternatively, quick-deposit envelopes can be used at the bank’s Point House location. All donations must be received by 4pm on Saturday, December 31.
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