Since 2010 Clarien Bank’s Holiday GiveBack campaign has raised more than $100,000 for Meals on Wheels. Clarien is pleased to announce that the tradition will continue this year with its 12th Holiday GiveBack, which will again benefit Meals on Wheels.
Between November 22 and December 31, 2018 the Clarien Foundation will proudly match donations from customers and the community to help celebrate the season of giving and ‘keep the wheels moving’ to provide freshly-cooked meals for those unable to cook for themselves, such as the sick, elderly and disabled.
Clarien customers, organisations and members of the public can make donations as follows:
– Use one of the Holiday GiveBack quick deposit envelopes available at any Clarien Bank branch.
– Make a donation directly to a teller at Clarien Bank Main Branch, 19 Reid Street, Hamilton or Clarien Bank Paget Plaza, 161 South Road, Paget.
– Transfer funds to Clarien’s Holiday GiveBack account (account number: 4010060068)
– Shop at Gibbons Company’s “Shop & Give Thursday” on December 13, 2018. Donate a minimum of $5.00 and receive 25% off regularly priced merchandise.
The Clarien Foundation will match all donations (up to a capped amount) and all funds raised will go directly to the Bermuda Meals on Wheels programme. All donations for the Clarien Holiday GiveBack Programme must be received by 4pm on Monday, December 31, 2018.
Michael DeCouto, SVP, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer of Clarien Bank, said: “We are proud to say that Clarien’s Holiday GiveBack has become a Bermuda tradition and last year we were able to present Meals on Wheels with a cheque for more than $17,000. We know that in the ‘season of giving’, demands on people’s resources are greater than ever and we truly appreciate the community’s generosity in supporting Meals on Wheels which provides such a welcome and important service.”
For more than 40 years, Meals on Wheels has been delivering freshly-cooked, nourishing lunches across Bermuda to those unable to prepare a proper meal for themselves, such as the sick, elderly and disabled. It presently delivers 180-200 lunches four days a week as well as about additional 80 frozen meal replacements for Thursdays and weekends. The regular deliveries also provide an important and reassuring daytime check on the welfare of recipients.
Peter Smith, President of Meals on Wheels, said: “Meals on Wheels is extremely grateful to everyone who donates to Holiday Giveback and of course to Clarien Bank for their on-going support for our efforts to ensure that those who cannot care for themselves receive healthy meals, particularly over the holiday season.”