BTC Delivers the Magic of Christmas to 18 Organizations Nationwide
Nassau, The Bahamas, December 15, 2021: BTC isn’t only providing the best Christmas deals and steals for customers. The company has announced its corporate donations to eighteen organizations for the holidays to help them to spread Christmas cheer to families across the Bahamas. Among the organizations are five children’s homes and eight organizations committed to feeding those in need.
BTC CEO, Andre Foster said, “The magic of Christmas includes giving back to the communities that we have the pleasure of serving all year round. This year, each department was asked to choose an organization that the company should provide a Christmas donation to, and I couldn’t be happier with the choices. I’m absolutely thrilled that we’re enabling community minded organizations to do what they do best, lend a helping hand to those who need it most. We’ve all seen the harrowing effects of the pandemic firsthand, and as a company we’ve doubled our commitment to doing whatever we can to help to make someone’s day just a little bit brighter for the holidays.”
BTC provided donations to the Kiwanis clubs, in New Providence, Grand Bahama and South Eleuthera. Each branch will host an initiative to provide meals for families in need.
Other organizations receiving donations include Great Commission Ministries a long-standing non-profit organization which operates shelters for the homeless, a feeding center, foodbank, and a drug rehabilitation program. BTC has been a partner of Great Commission for the last four years providing monthly donations and assistance to the organization.
In Exuma, BTC provided a donation to the Cancer Society which will help to assist residents needing treatment. A donation was also provided for the elderly residents at the South Andros Senior Citizen Home.
Additionally, a donation was provided to the Crisis Center and FOAM in honor of its recently implemented, Gender Based Violence policy, as BTC is committed to do everything in its power to educate, prevent, protect and support against Gender Based Violence, not just in the company but within the community. The Crisis Center provides a 24-hour hotline, crisis counselling and a wide range of advocacy outreach. FOAM provides support to families affected by murder.
The donation to Bishop Lawrence Rolle will support his feeding ministries, which provides relief to thousands of residents on a weekly basis. The Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled supports parents of disabled and special needs children. This organization provides free care, physical therapy, speech therapy and education.
The Bahamas Red Cross’ mission is to serve the most vulnerable in our communities by providing humanitarian services and building resilience. The Salvation Army is well known for its work with the blind and visually impaired, it also operates a food program, and the “Red Shield Family Services” providing clothing and assistance with basic home, educational and medical needs. The organization also manages a Thrift Shop and a women’s shelter and is very active in emergency disaster services. BTC is a long-standing partner of both the Red Cross and the Salvation Army and the donations provided will assist these organizations with their continuing work.
The five children’s homes receiving donations are The Old Bight Mission Home in Cat Island, The Grand Bahama Children’s Home, The Nazareth Center, The Ranfurly Home and the Simpson Penn Center for Boys. The donations will go towards the purchase of Christmas gifts and a Christmas meal for the children.
Each year, BTC does its part to give back to our community. Last month, the company donated over 150 hours of volunteer service to our community through a variety of Learning, Environment, Access, and Disaster Relief initiatives. The company believes that heart is more than something it has, but something it should share with the communities that it serves. Organizations wishing to receive support from BTC in the new year should visit www.btcbahamas.com send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.