Nation sets up local account for Taitts
BARBADIANS ARE now able to show their support for the children of the Taitt family through contributions at a local bank.
The Nation Publishing Co. Limited has set up an account with Scotiabank to accept monetary donations on behalf of the children of the Taitt family.
The account, Nation Benevolent Fund, was established under the Nation Group of Companies to help raise funds for select charitable ventures. The public is encouraged to make their contributions to the Taitt family at any branch of Scotiabank under the name Nation Benevolent Fund, account number #40055-9019256.
“We are pleased to finally have an option for Barbadian residents to make a local cash donation to this very worthwhile cause. While we have had the online fundraising drive going for several weeks now, this new donation channel makes it even easier for local persons to give financial assistance to the Taitt children,” said Head of Marketing and Communication of the Nation Group, Valerie Hope.
“We are touched by the continued generosity of the Barbadian public. Since the appeal began, several persons eager to assist have made their donations directly to The Nation for the family and our plan is to transfer the funds received so far to this new bank account. We encourage others to support these children on their road to recovering from their years of abuse by visiting any branch of Scotiabank to contribute. The appeal closes on April 8, following which the monies will be transferred to the Taitt family.”
Barbadians here and abroad can still make their contributions online using the crowdfunding site www.pitchandchoose.com via a credit card. To donate, persons can follow the prompts for the “Help Child Abuse Victims – The Taitt Family” fund.
This site is dedicated to Caribbean – based causes and all online contributions are in US dollars.
Both accounts were established in response to an appeal from Alvin Taitt, a Barbadian father of three who currently resides in England, where the children were taken after being rescued from an abusive home. (PR)