Bank of Palestine donates a truckload of aid to Palestinians in Syrian refugee camps and its employees donate 1% of their salaries for the cause
As part of its continuing humanitarian strategy, Bank of Palestine will be donating a truckload of food worth $50,000 to alleviate the suffering of Palestinian refugees in Syria as a result on the ongoing political turmoil. BoP's employees have also decided to contribute with 1% of their salaries.
President Mahmoud Abbas instructed an official council to launching a relief campaign for Palestinians in refugee camps in Syria in coordination with UN agencies, led by Mohammd Ishtayya, director of the Palestinian Economic Council for Reconstruction and Development. Ishtayya called on Palestinian businessmen and philanthropists to contribute to the campaign, which will also require the help of university students and other volunteers.
Last year, Bank of Palestine launched a donations campaign with UNICEF to help relieve the famine in Somalia. The bank's employees contributed a part of their salary, cancelled their group Iftar.
Hashim Shawa, Chairman and General Manager of BoP, explained that this initiative comes as part of BoP's Corporate Social Responsibility, especially during the holy month of Ramadan. The bank, and its employee's join decision to contribute to the campaign is a continuation of the bank's role as a national bank working with social, developmental and humanitarian vision at home and abroad, to support humanitarian and charitable initiatives within its strategic vision to serve the community.