Scotia Bank brings joy to the children of San Mateo

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

The staff of Scotia Bank in San Pedro was out and about in the area of San Mateo in San Pedro sharing Christmas joy to the children. Over 400 gifts were taken into the area on Thursday December 20th and children were happy to see the bankers bearing gifts. All the youngsters of all ages got a gift that was as a result of weeks of fundraising efforts.
The Officer in Charge of the Branch Roannie Badillo explained that this marks the second year that the bank’s branch in San Pedro has been bringing joy to the kids of San Mateo. “What we try to do is that the staff tries to raise as much funds as we can throughout a two months period leading up to now and we purchase gifts for the kids. We ask our business customer and our retail customers and we ask the community, whoever wants to donate to give to this causes,” said Badillo who explained that going into San Mateo was a random selection that the staff who felt that area was more in need than others.

Badillo took the opportunity to thank all those who assisted in making their second annual toy drive possible. The San Pedro Town Council assisted in transporting the gifts into the area.
In a statement issued by Kimara Ackerley, Assistant Manager Service and Support at the San Pedro Branch, she stated; “First and foremost I would like to thank both media companies for taking the time out to cover our toy distribution. We managed to collect almost 500 toys that were distributed to needy children in the San Mateo, San Pedrito and San Juan areas. We could not have made this happen without the kind donation of toys and cash from our loyal customers and the help of Mr. Gabriel Nunez and Mr. Freddy Gonzalez of the San Pedro Town Council. We would like to take this opportunity to extend our deepest appreciation to the following individuals for their contribution to such a worthy cause: Mr. Mike Coleman, Mr. Eric Mohr, John Greif III, Corona Del Mar, Captain Sharks, Tuff- E-Nuff Tours, Los Chicho’s Enterprises, Deseo Advertising & Design, Dr. Lara’s Dental Clinic, Mr. Brent Kirkman, Mr. Gabriel Nunez, Mrs. Lisa Cartwright, Mr. Cholo Nunez, Mrs. Karen Lewis, Mrs. Josie Perez, Mr. Luis Gutierrez, Mr. Pedro Salazar Sr., Mr. Francisco Carmona, Mr. Sheldon Mahung, Ms. Janine Lopez, Mrs. Flor Bradley, Mrs. Cyndy Bradley, Ms. Pamela Manzano, Ms. Leticia Garcia, Mrs. Dulce Gonzalez, Mr. Ramon Salazar, Ms. Sherilin Philips, Mr. Noel Blanco, Mrs. Melina Gongora, Ms. Rowena Rivero, Mr. William Nichman, Mr. Tieh Chin, Mr. Radford Morey, Ms. Enerita Kie, Mr. Victor Tush, Mr. Antonio Tepaz, Mr. Dariel Cancino, Ms. Diari Tepaz, Mr. Michael Carr, Ms. Lima, Mrs. Kimesha Rhaburn, Mrs. Belinda Sanchez, Mrs. Georgie Lansing, Mrs. Phylis Lingren and Mrs. Flor Nunez.

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