BBVA COMPASS BRINGS TOYS, HOLIDAY CHEER TO GAINESVILLE STUDENTS
Volunteers will deliver toys to students at Lake Forest Elementary School
The BBVA Compass Foundation is bringing its fourth annual Project Blue Elf initiative to Gainesville. Project Blue Elf is the bank’s signature holiday initiative that provides toys to children in low- to moderate-income areas. The program will reach more than 5,000 students in 29 markets across the bank’s footprint, including the 177 kindergarten, first- and second-grade students at Lake Forest Elementary School. After a reading of “Snowmen at Night,” members of the bank’s executive team and employee volunteers will surprise the students with toys, delivering one to each child. The project helps the bank deliver on its mission and brand promise of banking on a brighter future. Last year, the initiative brought toys to nearly 5,000 students in 27 markets.
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 1:15 p.m.: Students arrive and event begins with opening remarks 1:45 p.m.: Reading of “Snowmen at Night” by bank volunteers 2 p.m.: Surprise toy unveiling and distribution of cookies
BBVA Compass Gainesville City President Robert McDaniel Lake Forest Elementary School Principal Karla Hutchinson BBVA Compass volunteers 177 K-2 students
Lake Forest Elementary School 4401 SE 4th Ave. Gainesville, Fla. 32641
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