Joyce Deering (2nd from left) presents a $500 cheque from RBC to (l-r) Sandra Onstine and CCES principal Brenna O’Connor and Kim Jennen

Joyce Deering (2nd from left) presents a $500 cheque from RBC to (l-r) Sandra Onstine and CCES principal Brenna O’Connor and Kim Jennen

RBC donation benefits young quilters

RBC retiree and quilter accesses $500 grant under RBC's Employee Volunteer Grants Program.

Royal Bank of Canada retiree and member of the local Cactus Strippers quilt quild Joyce Deering recently obtained a $500 grant from RBC for the Guild’s quilting/sewing program at the Cache Creek Elementary School.

Deering, along with other members of the Guild, volunteers a great deal of her time in helping students who want to learn how to quilt and/or sew during their lunch hour.

In 1999 RBC launched its “Employee Volunteer Grants Program” to recognize employees for the good work that they do in their personal time, by volunteering in their communities. Employees ad Pensioners earn grants up to $500 each for the charitable organization which they volunteer for.

Since 1999, RBC has made over 22,000 grants and donated more than $11 million to recognize its employees volunteer efforts.