Deloitte Donates $20,000 To Family Centre

December 22, 2021

A $20,000 donation from Deloitte Bermuda will see 13 Family Centre families receive an “all-inclusive holiday cheer experience.”

A spokesperson said, “With the help of a $20,000 donation from Deloitte Bermuda, 13 Family Centre families will receive an all-inclusive holiday cheer experience. The funds purchased gifts, including Christmas stockings for each family member, electricity and grocery vouchers, as well as a holiday meal for each family.

Susan Richardson, Director of Counselling Services, Family Centre; Rachelle Frisby, Partner, and Co-Chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, Deloitte; and Dr. Sandy De Silva, Executive Director, Family Centre exchange gifts ready for 13 families in the Family Centre Adopt A Family holiday initiative

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“Family Centre is an internationally accredited Bermuda charity. Founded in 1990, they have provided critical intervention services to children suffering from emotional, social, behavioural, and trauma-based challenges since 1996.

“Through specialized programs and prevention initiatives, Family Centre provides families with the skills they need to succeed and maintain for future generations. Their services are available to families in need who meet the criteria.”

Susan Richardson, Director of Counselling Services, said, “Deloitte’s donation of $20,000 towards 13 Family Centre client families in our ‘Adopt A Family’ holiday giving initiative has again moved us deeply. We continue to humbled by this level of giving for families in need.

“It is our pleasure to partner with Deloitte during the holiday season ensuring that we make a difference in the lives of children and families.”

Rachelle Frisby, Partner, and Co-Chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, said, “Our staff were excited to be a part of the Family Centre’s Adopt A Family program. WorldClass programs like this enable our team to make a difference. Every year, our team split into groups, and together they purchase gifts for a family including wish list items.

“This year’s wish lists included toy cars/trucks, sports equipment, puzzles, games, books, and arts and crafts. After purchasing the gifts, the teams thoughtfully wrapped each one, including items for the stockings.”

Deloitte Bermuda purchased and wrapped gifts and vouchers for thirteen family’s enrolled in the Family Centre Adopt A Family program

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Deloitte CEO John Johnston said, “Everyone at Deloitte is pleased to once again support this holiday initiative organized by the Family Centre. We commend the Family Centre for its work in bringing relief and happiness to our community, particularly at this time of year.”

The Family Centre’s Executive Director, Dr. Sandy De Silva said, “We are again blown away by Deloitte’s generous holiday giving for families in need. Their immense annual support ensures that many families have food, electricity, and gifts for children during the special holiday season. The family recipients are filled with gratitude when receiving this kindness.

“The recipients and all of the staff at Family Centre cannot thank Deloitte enough for their spirit of giving and making a significant difference in the lives of those who are vulnerable. This annual holiday partnership is priceless in making a positive impact in our local community. We wish all of the Deloitte team a joyous, peaceful and safe holiday season!”

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