News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda At a time when many families on the Island have been hard hit by the financial impacts of Covid-19, Clarien Bank Limited is hoping to provide a hand up through its 14th Annual Holiday GiveBack Campaign, launched on Friday (November 27).

Once again, Clarien is encouraging clients, employees and the entire community to make donations this holiday season that will benefit Meals on Wheels. The Clarien Foundation will proudly match, to a capped amount, all donations made through December 31, 2020 at the Clarien Reid Street, Hamilton branch or online.

Michael DeCouto, EVP, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer of Clarien Bank, said: In the midst of a global pandemic and economic recession, more than ever people in our community need our compassion and support. The 14th Annual Holiday GiveBack Campaign launches tomorrow and we encourage employees, customers and any members of the community with the means to donate to remember: ‘Tis better to give than to receive’.”
“Every dollar received through this campaign will go straight to Meals on Wheels, helping the charity to continue its important work in the community in these challenging times.”
Since 2010, Clarien Bank’s Holiday GiveBack campaign has raised more than $100,000 for Meals on Wheels. The charity, which is known for delivering between 180 -200 freshly-cooked, nourishing lunches island-wide four days a week to those unable to prepare a proper meal for themselves, such as the sick, elderly and disabled, also supplies 80 additional frozen meal replacements for
Thursdays and weekends. The regular deliveries also provide an important and reassuring daytime check on the welfare of recipients.
Peter Smith, President of Meals on Wheels, said: “COVID19 has placed extraordinary demands on charities – and Meals on Wheels is no exception. Volunteer turnover has been much greater than usual and many of our clients who could once afford to pay something towards the cost of a meal can no longer do so.
These two dynamics are not likely to change in the near future and so we are very grateful for the continuing support we have received in both volunteer participation and financial contributions that is enabling us to maintain our full service during these difficult times.”
Through December 31, 2020, all members of the public are invited to make donations as follows:
  • Use one of the Holiday GiveBack quick deposit envelopes available at the Clarien Bank Main Branch location on 19 Reid Street, Hamilton
  • Make a donation directly to a teller at Clarien Bank Main Branch, 19 Reid Street, Hamilton
  • Transfer funds to Clarien’s Holiday GiveBack account [account number: 4010060068
All donations for the Clarien Holiday GiveBack Programme must be received by 4pm on Thursday, December 31, 2020.
For additional information, please visit here, e-mail giveback@clarienbank.com or call 296.6969.