St.Kitts, Basseterre, July18, 2019 – For over six decades, the St. Christopher Children’s Home has been providing shelter, food, clothing, healthcare, and education to children in need.
Its major fundraising activity designed to foster community involvement in the home’s upkeep is the Annual Family 2k Walk and 5k Run, now in its tenth year and which is being hosted in October this year. The home recently received additional financial support of its efforts from CIBC FirstCaribbean as the bank continues to act on its mandate to enrich the lives of the community it serves.
Human Resource Support Officer, Jewel Wattley, presented the sponsorship cheque of EC $5000.00 to Kym Taylor, a representative of the home. MsWattley stated that CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank is proud to provide ongoing support to the St. Christopher Children’s Home. She added, “We are committed to the development of youth within the community and will strive to do our part in ensuring that the children of this country are given the opportunities they deserve.”
In receiving the cheque, Ms. Taylor thanked CIBC FirstCaribbean International, on behalf of the Board, staff and residents of the Home, for the bank’s invaluable contribution.
All donations will be used to meet its operating expenses and maintain the vital service it provides to the nation’s underprivileged youth.
About CIBC FirstCaribbean
CIBC FirstCaribbean is a relationship bank offering a full range of market leading financial services through our Corporate and Investment Banking, Retail and Business Banking and Wealth Management segments. We are located in sixteen (16) countries around the Caribbean, providing the banking services that fit our customers’ lives through approximately 3,000 employees in 68 branches and offices. We are one of the largest regionally listed financial services institutions in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean, with over US$11 billion in assets and market capitalization of US $2 billion. We also have an office in Hong Kong. The face of banking is changing throughout the world and CIBC FirstCaribbean intends to lead these changes with the expertise, integrity and knowledge gained from banking in the Caribbean since 1836.
CIBC FirstCaribbean is a member of the CIBC Group. CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major business units – Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Capital Markets – CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada with offices in the United States and around the world.