The Belize Bank – Spreading some Holiday Cheer!

This week was an extraordinarily busy week for the Belize Bank as it spread some holiday cheer to some deserving children and organizations in Belize. On Friday, December 7th, 2012 the Belize Bank made a donation of over two hundred toys valued at approximately $1500 to the Salvation Army.  Each year the Salvation Army feeds approximately 1200 children and distributes over 2500 toys at an annual Christmas luncheon held at the Holy Redeemer Parish Hall.   The spirit of giving continued on Wednesday December 12th, 2012 when the Bank held the 4th Annual Belize Bank/Stella Maris Christmas Party.  Four years ago the Bank was approached by the institution to assist with funding for the school’s Christmas party, but the Bank made the decision to ‘adopt’ the event and host it completely for the students, teachers, and faculty. This year, the party was held at the St. John’s College Gymnasium, and carried a carnival theme.  129 students were treated to carnival games, popcorn, snow cones, a traditional Christmas dinner, and a special visit from Santa who brought gifts for all the students.  The Management and staff of the Belize Bank donated the gifts for the children from their own personal funds.                               On Thursday the 13th, the Bank made an official presentation and handing over of a custom-made wheelchair accessible swing set to the Stella Maris School.  The swing allows wheelchair bound children to experience ‘swinging’ via a special basket in which the wheelchair securely sits.  The donation is valued at BZ$10,000 and is a sign of the Bank’s continued commitment to the institution.