Telecoms giant, Globacom, has donated food items worth millions of Naira to charity organisations across Nigeria in the spirit of end of the year festivities.
The items which comprised edibles and essentials for children were delivered by key staff of the company to several charity homes in different cities across the country.
Among the charity organisations which benefitted from Globacom’s Yuletide largesse are Little Saints Orphanage, Palmgrove, Heritage Homes, Anthony Village and Living Fountain Orphanage, Victoria Island, Lagos all in Lagos; Oluyole Cheshire Home, Sango, and the Ibadan Motherless Babies’ Home in Ibadan, Oyo State capital; School For Children With Special Needs, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State; Mother Theresa Orphanage, Gwarimpa, Abuja, and Hope For Survival Orphanage Home, Abuja; Oronsaye Orphanage Home, Benin City and City of David Orphanage, Asaba, Delta State; Hope House Orphanage, Ikeduru, Owerri, Imo State, and Missionaries of Charity, Fegge, Onitsha.
Others include Nigerian Red Cross Motherless Babies’ Home, Enugu and the Nigerian Red Cross Motherless Babies’ Home, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State; Port Harcourt Children’s Home, Borokiri, and Gloryland Children’s Home, Opolo, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State; Infant Jesus Orphanage Home, Calabar, Cross River State and Motherless Babies Home, Eket, Akwa Ibom State; Privilege Abode and Child Love and Protection Advocacy Orphanage both in Jos, Plateau State; State Government Orphanage Home, Yola, Adamawa State, and Social Welfare Office, Gombe; Sokoto State Orphanage Home, Sokoto, Sokoto State and the Ministry of Women Affairs Orphanage, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State as well as Posop Foundation International, Bompai, Kano, and Taáwun Foundation, Gabasawa Layout, Katsina State.
According to company sources, the donations were part of its initiatives to reach out to the less privileged in the country. ‘’This is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes. It is meant to give the less privileged a feel of excitement during this festive season so that they do not feel forgotten or abandoned”, the source stated.
The Christmas period, the company said, is meant for spreading love and goodwill and showing care and concern for the less privileged in society. There are many children out there lacking in several respects. Some lack food and good clothing, while some lack the love of their biological parents. We must spare a thought for them as we enjoy the Yuletide with our loved ones”, the company added.