Union Bank has embarked on its 2019 UnionCares charity drive, spreading 
cheer to the less privileged, and putting smiles on the faces of thousands across the country. 
This is in line with the financial institution’s commitment to support the communities within 
which it operates.
UnionCares is an annual initiative jointly sponsored and carried out by Union Bank and its 
employees, to give back to the society. This year, 7,500 care bags containing staple food items 
were distributed to people living in underserved communities nationwide. 
The Bank also made financial donations to a total of 60 Non-Governmental Organisations 
(NGOs) in support of their activities. Some of the recipients include Zinnok Initiatives for 
Women and Children, Abia; Ishiba Development and Empowerment Centre, Abuja; Naza 
Agape Foundation, Plateau and Wesley Schools for the Hearing impaired, Lagos. 
The Bank’s Head of Corporate Communication and Marketing, Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem 
described the exercise as one of the ways in which the Bank supports charitable causes and 
contributes to the wellbeing of the needy, particularly during the festive season. 
According to her; “Union Bank has a strong legacy of supporting the communities we serve. We 
remain focused on leading the charge for social responsibility and impact, an 
outlook that underpins our choice of Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. 
Our UnionCares initiative gives us the opportunity to touch as many lives as 
possible during the festive season and it is rewarding to see the level of impact 
the initiative has created.” 
Since its inception in 2016, UnionCares has come to be regarded as a viable platform which 
supports the less privileged in the society. 
In 2018, Union Bank received the ‘Peoples’ Choice Award for the Most Outstanding 
Company in CSR/Sustainability’ at the Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards 
(SERAS), and emerged 2
nd Runner up in the Most Responsible Company award category at 
SERAS 2019, underscoring Union Bank’s role as a socially conscious organisation, actively 
supporting its host communities.