Winter Wishes

December 2011 │ New York

This holiday season, Deutsche Bank employees across the Americas came together to bring holiday wishes and cheer to underserved families in nearly a dozen cities. In New York City, through New York Cares’ Winter Wishes program, employee volunteers answered over 1,000 letters from children, teens and families in need, more than twice the number of letters answered in 2010. The letters came from eight different community partners of New York Cares and included homeless, educational and other social service agencies.

The Chicago office gathered toys, clothes and money for the Annual Christmas Party at the Off The Street Club, Chicago's oldest boys and girls club, serving over 3,000 at-risk kids in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Chicago. In addition to the toy drive, employees arranged to have Santa visit the office right after Thanksgiving to read the letters that the kids wrote him. “Kids’ letters to Santa pull on our heart strings every year, and remind us of how lucky we are,” said Kristina Young, a vice president in asset management. “We had one boy ask Santa for ‘a better life’ and another for new socks, because his own socks had holes in them, and his feet were cold.” Santa returned to the office on Dec. 8th, bringing all kinds of toys for 25 Off The Street Club kids. Volunteers transformed a conference room into a cookie decorating room, and the kids and employees got to decorate and bring home all kinds of holiday treats.

In Jersey City, employees provided gifts for students at an elementary school through  Jersey Cares’ Frosty’s Friends program. The Boston offices fulfilled 100 gift requests through Boston Cares’ Frosty’s Friends program, where employees fulfill holiday gift requests from children in need. Jacksonville employees participated in The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program, adopting more angels than any previous year. The Houston Local Area Council organized participation in a Bike Build event organized by the Elves and More charity, which raises money each year to build and distribute bikes to over 20,000 Houston area children. Delaware adopted a local family and collected toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign.  The Miami, Florida and Cary, North Carolina organized toy drives, and Los Angeles volunteers are sponsoring a drive to benefit the Downtown Women’s Center, which services homeless women on Skid Row.

CIB Investment Grade Sales and Trading answered close to 40 Winter Wishes gift requests from the Coalition for the Homeless and further sponsored a holiday party for the agency through New York Cares. enlarge

CIB Investment Grade Sales and Trading answered close to 40 Winter Wishes gift requests from the Coalition for the Homeless and further sponsored a holiday party for the agency through New York Cares.

CIB Investment Grade Sales and Trading answered close to 40 Winter Wishes gift requests from the Coalition for the Homeless and further sponsored a holiday party for the agency through New York Cares.


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