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First National Bank rises to my challenge! « Free Tips DOT COZA

First National Bank rises to my challenge!


Posted on 6th April 2011 by Tony in Random

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Today I am truly humbled by my bank. I have always been a big supporter of First National Bank. Their bank fees are low, their service is incredible and their online community is very helpful. But today they have blown me out of the water.

It all started when I made a donation this morning of 14 pairs of shoes to the BobsForGood foundation. It’s an incredible charity, set up and run by Bob Skinstad, to give shoes to under-privileged children. Incredibly, there are more than 7 million children in South Africa who have never owned their own shoes.

After my donation, I decided to challenge First National Bank to match my donation. Here’s my tweet:

A while later, this is the response I got from Michael Jordaan, the CEO of First National Bank:

Unbelievable! Who ever said twitter was useless? Ha! This is such an amazing opportunity to see the lives of 2300 (plus my 14) lives changed! I am incredibly excited. Not in my wildest dreams did I ever think that this would happen!

Well done to everyone at First National Bank – from one very humbled client.


  1. Chris M says:

    Please let us know when they purchase all the shoes, would be nice to know that the full circle is closed.

    6th April 2011 at 6:02 pm

  2. Tony says:

    Thanks Chris, I’m really excited about this – will definitely keep you informed!

    6th April 2011 at 10:34 pm

  3. Chris M says:

    Ye, please do, I’d be interested in doing a blog post, hence my question.

    PS. Download the “subscribe to comments” WordPress plugin, you need it on this site.

    6th April 2011 at 12:32 am

  4. Chris M says:

    Alright, so it’s a month later, is there an update?

    6th April 2011 at 7:52 pm

  5. Tony says:

    Hi Chris

    You’re right! I can’t believe how time has flown – I haven’t heard anything from them, but I’ll pop through an email and see what people are saying …

    6th April 2011 at 8:20 pm

  6. Brad says:

    Flippen awesome, just read the article!
    FNB have they come to the party?

    6th April 2011 at 12:07 pm

  7. Tony says:

    Hey folks

    Have received confirmation from Bobs4Good that the donation of 2500 pairs of shoes have come through!

    6th April 2011 at 2:07 pm

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