Citi celebrates its 14th annual Global Community Day with more than 200 local volunteers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On Saturday, June 1, 2019, Citi Bahamas celebrated its 14thannual Global Community Day with over 200 Citi volunteers in Nassau.

In the days leading up to, and including Global Community Day, Citi colleagues, alumni, partners, clients, family and friends in more than 400 cities across 90 countries and territories are volunteering in more than 1,500 service projects that are helping to address a range of community needs – from mentoring low-income youth to conserving parks and educating people about the value of protecting healthy and sustainable ecosystems.

This year, Citi Bahamas selected Eljhay’s Hilltop Cottage Ministries, off Kemp Road, as its Global Community Day partner. Employee volunteers spent the day busy with various activities, including, repair and beautification of the premises, planting flower beds and painting the outdoor deck thereby sprucing up the garden, cleaning out and stocking up the pantry, pitching and treating Eljhay’s to a grill-out lunch. It was a wonderful day enjoyed by all!

This annual day of service offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities to work alongside community and non-profit partners to help improve our cities and neighborhoods.

“Every day, we take pride in having a business model that contributes to society by enabling growth and economic progress. Now in its 14thyear, Global Community Day offers our Citi colleagues around the world the opportunity to pursue this mission through volunteerism,” said Citi CEO Mike Corbat. “The enormous turnout we see every year is a great reflection on our people and shows their sincere commitment to the communities we serve.”

Margaret Butler, Citi Country Officer for The Bahamas, also shared that this day continues to be an important tradition for Citi.  “Important because Global Community Day gives us all the opportunity to make a positive impact and difference in people’s lives, and connect with the communities where we live and work.”

Since the inaugural Global Community Day in 2006, Citi volunteers have contributed over 4 million hours of service to Global Community Day projects in hundreds of cities.