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Scotiabank plans Flea Market Sale for YEP

Scotiabank has planned a flea market sale for the Youth Empowerment Project and is requesting donations from persons in the community to support the initiative. Photo:supplied
Stacy Abraham-Lloyd (centre) with members of YEP. Photo:supplied
Stacy Abraham-Lloyd (centre) with members of YEP. Photo:supplied
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Scotiabank BVI has embarked on a fundraising effort in aid of the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) in the form of a flea market sale scheduled for January 26, 2013.

The bank has requested used and new items to be dropped off at its Wickhams Cay location in time for the sale, which is scheduled to take place at 10 A.M at the parking lots by the old market.

Stacy C. Abraham-Lloyd, Management Banking Trainee at Scotiabank, explained that donations could come in the form of household goods and appliances. These can include books, CDs, DVDs, clothes (no undergarments), shoes, sanitary items, toys and furniture. “As long as they are in good [and] usable condition,” she said.

Although donations are requested to be made at the Wickhams Cay branch, persons can also drop off items at the commercial department of the bank located above LIME on Fleming Street.

Mrs Abraham-Lloyd expressed, “Scotiabank, as most persons know, our corporate responsibility definitely falls under the umbrella of supporting the youths; we have been supporting the Youth Empowerment Programme for the past five years.”

She further stated that one of Scotiabank’s mandates is to constantly give back to the community, “we believe in giving back and contributing to the youths,” she added.

The money raised through the fundraiser will go towards YEP to purchase office supplies, equipment and computers, among other things.

This year, Scotiabank’s employees decided to do something more meaningful and also expressed a desire to get more involved rather than just making a monetary donation.

11 Responses to “Scotiabank plans Flea Market Sale for YEP ”

  • Great Job Scotia (03/01/2013, 13:53) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    L.O.V.E THIS!

    Corporations being socially responsible is so admirable!
  • Well... (03/01/2013, 14:57) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    These banks in particular can do a lot more for the community. They fall short by much in terms of finanical contributions and financing which are key to the development of the community. Therefore, any attempts to be socially responsible is just a mere public relations stunt. Perhaps better financing to various groups can only come by better regulating by bodies like the FSC, which does not seem to be particularly serious in this area of regulation and others.
    • done (03/01/2013, 15:46) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
      I agree, this banks makes all kinds of promises to help you get a house or car, but when it comes down to it, it's all lies, all they want is your money in their bank and not help the community.
  • wayma (03/01/2013, 15:02) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    I hear its the employees of Scotiabank doing this, so well done, this is what you call "personal social responsibility". Good thing.
  • ccc (03/01/2013, 15:32) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
    This bank rich it can just go to one of its accounts and deal with this!
    • x factor (03/01/2013, 17:24) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
      some of you just need to hush your rass and be happy the bank is doing something for dem aint got to do nothing dem runing ah business
  • ball (03/01/2013, 17:51) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    "chicken feed?"
  • Speaks volume... (03/01/2013, 22:31) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    I like that its the Employees that have decided to roll up their sleeves to fundraise for the youths. Very impressive. If the kids at YEP are involved with the fundraiser that would be even better. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime! The kids are our future BVI! As always, great job Scotia!!
  • Angel (04/01/2013, 21:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am blessed so much that I am currently cleaning and donating new clothes and other items for this I love to help in any capacity I can GOD Bless you all.
  • S.R. (05/01/2013, 07:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Again, I say where is it!!!


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