RBC Royal Bank organized several initiatives in the past week through its community outreach programme to help communities in which it operates prosper.
On Thursday last, the bank partnered with the Department of Human Services to treat 40 less fortunate children for a special treat and gift sharing activity. Into its second year, the bank recognizes the impact and importance of affording children who would otherwise not have had such opportunities.
Last Saturday, five RBC volunteers embarked on a Hamper Drive by distributing hampers to persons in need inclusive of the Villa St. Joseph Elderly Home and three families. Approximately 27 persons received baskets with food and household items. The aim of the Bank was to enhance their daily lives by providing them with these basic needs.
Sandra Fontenelle, Country Head for RBC St. Lucia, reaffirmed the bank’s commitment to giving back to the community and highlighted the need to assist the less fortunate in our midst. She said: “‘I am proud of our RBC volunteers who invest their time and effort in this type of initiative. We are strongly committed to aligning our activities with the bank’s core purpose of ‘helping our clients thrive and communities prosper’. The Christmas Season is opportune timing to do so”.
Community Outreach Coordinator, MyreenCenac was involved in the organization of these initiatives and stated her dedication to championing the bank’s activities. She said: “In my capacity, I aspire to ensure we engage in activities which enhance the communities in which we operate.”