Scotiabank Bright Future Supports Ruimveldt Children's Aid Centre

Georgetown, November 22, 2013. Scotiabank this week donated $100,000.00 to the Ruimveldt Children’s Aid Centre (RCAC) under its philanthropic Bright Future Programme, with a promise to explore employee volunteering initiatives at the institution.

This money will go towards the RCAC’s nutrition programme which caters to over 60 children daily.

In operation since January 1992, the RCAC provides children within the Ruimveldt and Riverview, Georgetown areas with hot meals, literacy classes, moral and health education and religious education. They also provide literacy education to parents.

The organization is financed mainly by donations from companies and individuals and they are appealing for contributions towards the Centre, in either cash or kind. The Centre can be contacted at 227-3092 or via email at

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately CDN$45 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at

The Scotiabank Bright Future program is the Bank’s global philanthropic program which brings together all of the Bank’s charitable, social and community efforts and employee volunteer activities under one banner. Through the Bright Future program, the Bank’s charitable efforts are aimed at being relevant and responsive to the needs of each community at a grassroots level and provide support across the fields of health, arts, education, social services, sports and the environment. In the Caribbean, Latin and Central America, the program focuses primarily on children and children’s causes. 


Scotiabank Manager, Marketing Jennifer Cipriani presents cheque to Jessica Hatfield, Patron of the RCAC 


Contact: Jennifer Cipriani (623-6141)