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Scotiabank shows 'Random Acts of Kindness'

Published:Wednesday | October 22, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Scotiabank staff, Michelle Maitland (left) and Hope McMillan-Canaan pose with a happy customer who just got her Devon House ice-cream order free, courtesy of Scotiabank's Random Acts of Kindness activity. Scotiabank, which celebrates 125 Years of service to Jamaica, used the Random Acts of Kindness as its way to touch Jamaicans islandwide. Contributed

More than 1,000 persons across the island experienced a 'Random Acts of Kindness' from Scotiabank as part of its 125th anniversary celebrations.

The Random Acts of Kindness initiative began on August 24, the bank's actual birthday, when it treated customers at Devon House by giving away $125,000 of ice cream and chocolates from Chocolate Dreams. It was a party atmosphere with Scotia Volunteers cheering as customers got their orders free, and happily expressed appreciation for the treat.

It was a similar reception when more than 800 persons received free bus rides to their destinations from the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre. The free bus rides were repeated in Montego Bay when approximately 400 persons were transported to destinations as far as Falmouth.

Scotiabank also surprised grocery shoppers at supermarkets around the island, drivers getting gas at service stations and customers in branches receiving free cellphone credit.