Scotiabank Wildey Staff Members Give to Children’s Cause
Double the donation and hopefully double the joy for the gravely ill children who get their wishes granted by the Precious Touch Foundation. That is the hope of Scotiabank Wildey staff who recently donated over $2,500 BBD to the foundation.
The fundraising effort was coordinated by the branch’s Employee Action Team which spearheaded a donation card fundraising drive to raise $1,250 for the cause which they have supported for several years.
An application to the Scotiabank Team Community Program saw the money they raised being matched by a contribution from the Bank’s global philanthropic program, Bright Future.
Scotiabank’s 15 Employee Action teams which are made up of staff from the seven branches and eight support units, have been active in 2014, collectively raising and donating over $14,000 through staff-run fundraisers such as bake sales, raffles and concerts.
Their efforts have helped a range of causes, including the Alzheimer’s Association, the neonatal intensive care unit of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the HIV/AIDS Food Bank and numerous primary schools.
Scotiabank’s Marketing Manager and Bright Future champion Amanda Lynch-Foster praised the dedicated fundraising efforts of staff, noting that it was all part of Scotiabank’s culture of volunteerism.
“As a bank, service is obviously central to what we do. However, we always strive to take it beyond what we do in our branches by encouraging staff members to serve the community at large as well. The Bright Future program supports staff in their efforts through initiatives like the matching funds program.”