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Dreaming of a green Christmas

Tuesday October 29, 2019 Written by Published in Local
Tutu Inamata and Harmon with the BSP giving tree. 19102407. Tutu Inamata and Harmon with the BSP giving tree. 19102407.

Put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas and donate a gift to the Bank of the South Pacific's (BSP) Giving Christmas tree.

The bank launched the Giving Tree this week, a long term partnership with the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

It’s hoped almost 700 presents will be delivered to children up to the age of 12 years old, as a festive result of the initiative.

It is intended to help children in the Southern and Northern Group Islands.

BSP business manager Tutu Inamata said, “BSP is proud to continue what will be the 11th Year of the Giving tree tradition. It’s an exciting time of the year where we get to provide gifts to children and families in need and make sure they have an awesome Christmas.”

Every island is taken in to account to receive presents, including, Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Atiu, Mangaia, Mauke, Mitiaro, Pukapuka, Palmerston, Manihiki, Penhryn, Nassau and Rakahanga.

Businesses who would like to be part of the giving tree, are welcome to distribute tags among their staff. 

Visit BSP and get your Christmas tags today, and then return your wrapped gifts to BSP by December 1.

Inamata says they are thankful to the community for the continued support and generosity each year and look forward to a very successful Giving Tree.

The Giving Tree would not be possible without the help of its sponsors, Air Rarotonga and Taio Shipping, for assisting with the transportation to the outer Islands, Avarua Bakery for the supply of bread for fundraising efforts towards any shortfall in presents.

Also CITC and Vonnia’s for generously offering a 20 per cent discount on gifts, provided you present your BSP Giving Tree tag on purchase. Conditions apply.