Caye International Bank Leads Fundraising Efforts for Living Word Church’s Annual Toy Drive

Caye International Bank Leads Fundraising Efforts for Living Word Church’s Annual Toy Drive

On December 18, a week before Christmas, Caye International Bank Chairman Joel Nagel and Living Word Church Pastor Ian Zaldivar oversaw Living Word Church’s 10th Annual Holiday Toy Drive in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize. In total, 1000 toys were distributed to 1,000 children, along with a holiday cupcake and wholesome apple.

Chairman Nagel and Pastor Zaldivar also distributed 100 food baskets containing household necessities and grocery items to families in Ambergris Caye that were seriously affected by COVID-19. The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the tourism-based economy of Belize and many San Pedranos have been struggling financially.

Due to this fact, Caye International Bank and ECI Development launched an intense fundraising campaign that generated BZD 60,000 for the residents of Ambergris Caye.

“This year’s toy drive has been a little different than in previous years,” said Nagel. “There is so much need out there right now, especially for basic food supplies. So, we decided to go with smaller toys for the kids and to dedicate more money to helping feed families.”

In 2019, the church’s annual toy drive distributed 1,500 toys to children in San Pedro, and in 2018, 1,100 toys were distributed.

Caye International Bank and Living Word Church are committed to working even past the holidays on behalf of those in need in San Pedro as well as throughout Belize.

 

For more information visit:

https://www.ambergristoday.com/news/2020/12/23/toy-dive-food-baskets-caye-international-bank

https://www.sanpedrosun.com/community-and-society/2020/12/24/customs-and-excise-along-with-living-word-church-reach-out-to-several-island-families-with-christmas-toy-drives/