Butterfield helped 230 students and 30 families by holding a Back-to-School Supply Drive and Denim Day.
In just six weeks, Butterfield’s employees donated 166 backpacks full of school supplies for students from ten Primary Schools and two Middle Schools across the Island.
The students were identified by their school principals and/or counselors as needing a little extra assistance for the start of the 2009/2010 School Year.
Each student will receive:
- School bag (knapsack, etc.)
- Lunch box
- No. 2 pencils
- Pencil case
- Glue stick
- Hand sanitiser
An additional $3,565 was raised via an employee Denim Day with the Bank matching this donation, for a grand total of $7,130. The donation went towards the purchase of school supplies, an additional 64 backpacks for Hands of Love Mission, as well as food for 30 needy families.
Butterfield’s President & CEO, Alan Thompson, said he was pleased Butterfield employees came forward to support this very worthy cause.
“It is part of our Mission Statement to make valuable contributions to the communities we call home,” Mr. Thompson said. “Butterfield knows the most valuable contribution we can make to Bermuda is to invest in its young people. No matter what the current economic conditions are, it’s more important than ever to ensure the next generation has all the skills it requires to succeed.”
Note to Editors: The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (“Butterfield”) is Bermuda’s first and largest independent bank, and a specialist provider of international financial services. The Butterfield group offers a full range of community banking services in Bermuda, Barbados and the Cayman Islands, encompassing retail and corporate banking and treasury activities. In the wealth management area, the group provides private banking, asset management and personal trust services from its headquarters in Bermuda and subsidiary offices in The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Malta, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Butterfield also provides services to corporate and institutional clients from offices in Bermuda, The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands and Guernsey, which include asset management and corporate trust services. Butterfield is a publicly traded corporation with shares listed on the Bermuda and Cayman Islands stock exchanges. Further details on the Butterfield group can be obtained from our website at: www.butterfieldgroup.com.