On Saturday, May 7, 2016, Popular Community Bank Bronx branch team members attended a Bronx Area Day. The day was full of team building activities and some sports. Julio E. Reyes, Bronx Area Manager, joined forces with BronxWorks, a local not-for-profit organization that helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well being. Their services span the entire borough of the Bronx, and encompass a wide range of program areas, including youth services, housing assistance and workforce development.
BronxWorks were generous to let us host the team building event at their largest facility in the Bronx. In support of this event, as well as a thank you to the organization for allowing the use of their space, the Bronx Area held a Professional Clothing Drive. The items collected would be distributed to organizations Workforce Development Program participants in hopes of aiding then during their respective job search and interview process.
With the contributions made from all of the area team members, they successfully collected and donated over 125 items of professional clothing to BronxWorks and their Workforce Development Program. Popular Community Bank also donated 4 tickets to an upcoming Yankees game which would be awarded to the programs top participants.
Thank You to Julio Reyes for putting together a great event that not only was fun for his team members, but also a great way for them to give back to their community. And Congratulations to The Bronx Area for your hard work collecting and sorting out the donations you collected for a great organization and a great cause!