Annual Christmas Shoebox Giveaway Held

December 13, 2018

Marsh and Guy Carpenter employees have continued their annual holiday tradition of giving back to those in need by hosting its 4th annual Christmas Shoebox Giveaway yesterday afternoon, benefitting local charity Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda [BBBS].

This year, the firms donated 87 shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, and toiletries to children between ages five and 17. Each child also received gift cards totaling $2,500.

Marsh at Westmeath Bermuda Dec 13 2018

Jahan Cedenio, Co-Chair of Marsh’s Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR] Committee said: “It’s a privilege for us to once again take part in the Christmas Shoebox Giveaway. This is a great way for us to support a very worthy charity on the Island and help ensure that no child goes without during the holiday season. We want to thank The Phoenix Stores Ltd. and Warwick Academy for their additional sponsorship and support.”

Marsh at Westmeath Bermuda Dec 13 2018

“What is really special about the Marsh and Guy Carpenter Christmas Shoebox Giveaway is they ask about the interests and needs of the child and want to give them each something impactful,” said Patrina O’Connor-Paynter, Managing Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda. ”This type of giving is very meaningful and brings great joy to our Littles. We can’t thank them enough for organizing this giveaway for the past four years.”

Christmas Shoebox Giveaway Bermuda Dec 2018

Also this month, Marsh and Guy Carpenter employees gathered non-perishable food items for The Salvation Armyand visited Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care Home and Matilda Smith Williams’ Seniors Residence to decorate Christmas trees and present a turkey and ham donation to contribute to each facility’s holiday meal.

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