Banks close doors for cause

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

BNZ branches around the coun­try will be Closed for Good on Novem­ber 4 – closed for a good cause that is.

The bank is clos­ing for the day and mak­ing 5000 staff avail­able to do good work in the com­mu­nity.

Com­mu­nity groups have un­til Septem­ber 27 to sub­mit their ideas at www.closed­for­good.org.

BNZ chief ex­ec­u­tive An­drew Thor­burn says: “We’d like to hear all your ideas about how we can help. We want to be out there on Novem­ber 4 re­ally mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the com­mu­nity”.

Projects might be help­ing at a hospice, paint­ing a fence or even plant­ing a hedge around a school.

BNZ staff have two days paid vol­un­teer leave a year which they cur­rently use in­di­vid­u­ally, but as a first, Closed for Good will make teams of staff avail­able to the com­mu­nity in a way where they can re­ally make a dif­fer­ence.

Com­ments can be made and peo­ple can sup­port the pro­posed projects. Closed for Good can also be fol­lowed at http://twit­ter. com/Closed­for­Good.

The web­site will be up­dated with in­for­ma­tion on what ser­vices will be avail­able and how BNZ will meet cus­tomers’ bank­ing needs on the day.

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