Wells Fargo embraces Diversity during Festival of Lights
Wells Fargo has always recognized and supported the diverse communities where their customers live and work. This year they helped light up the New Year celebrations by sponsoring Diwali events across the country. The bank has collaborated with Operation Smile to provide free surgeries for children in India born with disfigured lips and palettes. “Operation Smile is honored to be partnering with Wells Fargo this Diwali season,” said Lisa Jardanhazy, Corporate & Public Relations Vice President for Operation Smile. “Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. These children have twice the odds of dying before their first birthday, and those who survive have difficulty eating, speaking, hearing or breathing. We are grateful for Wells Fargo’s support to allow us to help these children, which truly falls in line with the giving and celebratory nature of Diwali.”
For its customers Wells Fargo has created a series of debit cards with Diwali themes and images. And for over a month, the bank generously donated $3 to Operation Smiles for every “ExpressSend” money transfer to India from an eligible account, with a minimum of $25,000 donated to the charity.
Wells Fargo also participated in a number of Diwali events across the country including the Diwali Festival in Pleasanton, California and a Bollywood Movie Night Out in seven cities, including Washington D.C., Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey and the Bay Area. Houstonians were treated to a private screening of the latest Bollywood blockbuster ‘Happy New Year‘.
Bollywood actor photos by Sonya Abid.