Rotary & Central Bank of Barbados Charity Progress – Close to 4 Million Cents Collected To Date
The Central Bank of Barbados appreciates how Barbadians gave 3.8 million one cent coins in their efforts to recover 5 million of them.
The majority of the contributions, close to 2.7 million, were received on national collection day on September 21.
The CBB, Alzheimer’s Association and all three Rotary clubs on the island are behind the initiative to collect the five million one cents to assist with the construction of a day care centre for sufferers of Alzheimer’s.
The Bank’s Public Affairs Officer, Novaline Brewster, said the organisers were very encouraged by Barbadians’ generosity to date, and urged all citizens to continue depositing their coins in the yellow bins located in supermarkets, gas stations, credit unions, media houses, telecommunications companies, insurance companies, small shops, stores, law firms, churches, and government offices around the island.
The collection drive concludes on December 31.