Friday 20 September, 2019

CIBC, Salvation Army provide backpacks, treats for inner-city kids

Lancelot Leslie (centre), Chief Financial Officer, CIBC FirstCaribbean with some of the beneficiaries of the backpack presentation and treat hosted by the bank with the Salvation Army for students of five inner-city communities.

Lancelot Leslie (centre), Chief Financial Officer, CIBC FirstCaribbean with some of the beneficiaries of the backpack presentation and treat hosted by the bank with the Salvation Army for students of five inner-city communities.

Sixty students from five inner-city communities are ready for the new school term with the all-essential backpacks provided by CIBC FirstCaribbean and the Salvation Army.

The bank’s Finance & Foreign Exchange and Derivative Sales Departments through the CIBC FirstCaribbean Adopt-A-Cause programme, partnered with the Salvation Army to prepare the students for the new term.

At the presentation at the Salvation Army Building in Allman Town held recently, students from Allman Town, Rae Town, Kingston Central, Kintyre and Jones Town, received their backpacks, enjoyed treats and participated in a mini-workshop led by John Smith, a teacher from the Salvation Army, who imparted tips on life and study skills. 

Nicole Lewis, Treasury Manager, CIBC FirstCaribbean, interacts with some of the beneficiaries of the backpack presentation and treat hosted by the bank with the Salvation Army.

Lancelot Leslie, Chief Financial Officer, CIBC FirstCaribbean said: “it was fulfilling to see the children so eager to learn and appreciative of the gifts and the time we spent with them.”

The bank’s Adopt-A-Cause programme encourages staff involvement in community activities.  We don’t just provide financial resources but complement that with human effort.  We were truly thankful to cooperate with the Salvation Army to make a positive difference in these children’s lives.”


Stuart Allen, Associate, Forex & Derivatives Sales, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank bonds with some of the beneficiaries of the backpack presentation and treat hosted by the bank with the Salvation Army for students of five inner-city communities.

The bank annually supports hundreds of causes throughout Jamaica and the other 15 Caribbean islands in which it operates through its charitable arm, the FirstCaribbean ComTrust Foundation.

In partnership with schools, non-governmental organizations, churches and other interest groups, the bank has sponsored projects including homework hotlines, soup kitchens and children’s breakfast programmes.

 

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