More time to make a difference

Monday December 04, 2017 Written by Published in Local
BSP Avarua Business Manager Tutu Inamata (left) and Team Leader Tania Toeta (sitting back right) pick up a truck load of gifts for children in need from the Cook Islands News team on Friday morning. 17120146 BSP Avarua Business Manager Tutu Inamata (left) and Team Leader Tania Toeta (sitting back right) pick up a truck load of gifts for children in need from the Cook Islands News team on Friday morning. 17120146

There’s just a few more days left to make a difference for Cook Islands children in need with the BSP Giving Tree…

 

All you have to do is pick up a tag from BSP Avarua, shop for the age of the child noted on the label, and drop it back wrapped to the branch by December 6.

Businesses, families, and kind-hearted souls have been supporting the initiative over the past few weeks, with many gifts being donated throughout 11 outer islands, including: Aitutaki, Atiu, Mangaia, Mauke, Mitiaro, Pukapuka, Palmerston, Manihiki, Penhryn, Nassau and Rakahanga.

Although the ship is about to sail with those generous gifts aboard, there are still many more tags left for children in need up to the age of 15, in Aitutaki and Rarotonga.

BSP business manager Tutu Inamata launched the 2017 BSP Giving Tree earlier in November, saying the bank was proud to continue what will be the 10th year of the giving tree tradition.            

This year the bank was excited to extend the programme to the Northern Group Islands for the first time.

“It’s great to provide gifts to kids and families in need and make sure they have a Merry Christmas” said Inamata.

BSP are hoping to deliver a total of 736 gifts. And to make it easy, CITC and Vonnias are offering a 20 per cent discount on gifts, provided you present your BSP Giving Tree tag on purchase. 

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