Volunteers find it easy to share holiday cheer with the Salvation Army


    At the holidays, many companies get together for a holiday party and to share the cheer of an approaching new year. Many also add a time to give back, and that is exactly what one local financial company recently did.

    Bank of America employees volunteered at the Salvation Army Community Center in Farmington Hills. For the sixth straight year, Bank of America has packed thousands of holiday meals for distribution at the Salvation Army as part of its Bountiful Boxes program. This year, bank employees went one step further and handed out those meals and toys to families.

    The holiday boxes come in four distinct cultural menus: traditional, Southern, Mexican and Middle Eastern. In addition, families are able to select from a wide variety of toys and clothes for all ages to take home to their children.

    Bank of America officials said the company is committed to building stronger communities and making financial lives better. Bank employees said they are excited about the partnership with the Salvation Army and look forward to making a closer connection with families through the program.

    “Once again this holiday season, our Bank of America Michigan teammates are proud to partner with The Salvation Army to provide so many meals to those in need,” said Matt Elliott, Michigan Market President, Bank of America. “It is essential that people have access to food and the resources necessary to help lead toward financial stability.”