Bank of America Helps Bring Community Needs into Focus
San Bernardino, CA. /November 2011 – On November 16, 2011 local Bank of America Branch Managers volunteered with Arrowhead United Way, a nonprofit organization that promotes positive change for the community in the areas of education, income and health.
The service project was held at the Central City Lutheran Mission (CCLM) in San Bernardino where volunteers prepared clothes for the Mission’s resale store. The task was completed in a little over an hour; one CCLM employee indicated that it would have taken them a week to sort and organize all the items.
The second portion was spent with the students that attend the Mission’s after school program. The volunteers and students engaged in a round of dodge ball as an ice breaker to get acquainted with one another.
Volunteers then offered 2 hours of one on one tutoring and homework assistance and finished the day by organizing supplies for the after school program.
Overall, the volunteer event was very successful and Bank of America volunteers connected with the community on a personal level. Bank of America is working with Arrowhead United Way to plan their next volunteer opportunity