For the second consecutive year, the CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Christmas Caravan has been out, sharing gifts and spreading good cheer.
Prior to leaving the bank’s Old Parham Road branch, donations of $500 each were made to five needy families.
The Caravan bearing members of staff, with music, gifts and cash then made its first stop at the Ministry of Education to donate $2,500 to support a programme for teen mothers to be able to continue their education.
The next stop was at the Victory Centre for Special Needs Children on Nugent Avenue. There, the bank made a donation of $2,500 and some surprise goodies.
The final stop was at the Soup Kitchen. The bank donated $5,000 and boxes of Christmas cookies in support of this essential service to the needy.
“Tis the season of giving and we at CIBC FirstCaribbean honestly believe that we must continue to play our part in lifting up those less fortunate in our country. We honestly believe that without giving there is no true Christmas. We started this initiative of the Christmas Caravan last year and it was such a rewarding experience for all of us, that we just had to do it again,” said Ladesa James-Williams, the bank’s Country Head.