Banks close doors for cause
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.