Banking on a Brighter Future

forwebDuring BBVA Compass’ Bank it Forward initiative, BBVA team members delivered gift cards to the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham. We are lucky to have BBVA as a consistent supporter of the House — both by volunteering their time and donating funds — all of which is always extremely appreciated. However, these gift cards were able to do something very special for one family in particular.

Alissa’s family has been staying with us at the House for some time and unfortunately their stay will continue to be long term. Alissa was born prematurely weighing almost 2 lbs and had a number of other complications.

20150902_121725That means Alissa’s brother, Jason (pictured here) is also staying with us here in Birmingham. We were able to help Jason get enrolled in school at Glen Iris.  The gift cards provided by BBVA Compass allowed us to purchase a few uniforms and some school supplies for Jason.  He was so excited about starting kindergarten and these supplies took a huge burden off of his family.

We were also able to purchase toys for our toy closet thanks to the generosity of BBVA. We are so thankful for their philosophy of “Banking on a Brighter Future” as we know they have made several families stay at RMHCA brighter.