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Group Bulletin - National Bank

The New Year brings a great fundraising opportunity for Scouts Canada. We need your help to make the most of it.

National Bank is dedicated to contributing to the social well-being of the communities it serves, especially by assisting organizations that support young people. In 2011 alone, National Bank donated $8.2 million to organizations that they support.

This year, Scouts Canada is one of eight youth-serving organizations selected by National Bank to benefit from a new fundraising initiative. It's a tremendous opportunity for every Scouts Canada member to participate and ensure that we get the maximum donation possible to sustain our world-class programming, training and Scouting experiences.

The only catch - we all need to move quickly and to spread the word throughout our Movement and to all Scouting families. The more people we can encourage to participate, as quickly as possible, the greater Scouts Canada will benefit. Here's how it works:

  • National Bank will donate a total of $100,000 to Scouts Canada and the other seven organizations selected;
  • The fundraising initiative kicks off on January 7 and continues until the full $100,000 has been donated;
  • Everything will be driven through social media, with a donation program hosted on National Bank's Facebook page. National Bank will also be promoting the contest through a Facebook ad campaign;
  • When you arrive at the page, you will need to "like" National Bank's Facebook page, then select Scouts Canada, and $1 will automatically be donated. You will also be encouraged to answer a Scouts Canada trivia question, and if answered correctly, another $1 will be donated;

Donations are limited to one per Facebook account.

There is no limit to the share of the $100,000 that will be donated to any one of charities that National Bank has selected - it is truly a question of getting as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, to participate and select Scouts Canada. So please take five minutes to make your selection, then take another five to forward the link to friends, family and co-workers.

Click here for updates and to vote, let's see just how much we can accomplish.