“If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.”
The 5th of September is the set-aside day for celebrating, the international day of charity.
Want to know how we celebrated ours?
Well, here’s the full scoop on what we did.
In collaboration with Food clique, which is also a Non-Governmental Organisation striving to end hunger, We distributed 300 Emergency food boxes to 300 families across 3 states.
This exercise was carried out on the 6th of September with the help of our volunteers in these regions.
The 3 states that were covered during this exercise are Rivers, Ondo, and Oyo state.
The foundation visited the needy and assisted with food items especially in these hard times.
“Did universal charity prevail, the earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.” ―Charles Caleb Colton
The exercise for Rivers State was carried out in Port-Harcourt. 4 volunteers assisted in sharing 100 food boxes in Mgbudohia community.
With permission from the CDC chairman in the region, appropriate care was taken before and during the exercise.
The volunteers used their facemasks while carrying out the exercise.
Each family visited was told about the exercise, the bodies (Still I rise Foundation & Foodclique) responsible for the aid provided, and what we are celebrating.
“Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven.”
―Henry Ward Beecher
The community visited in Ondo state was Okeigbo. The exercise lasted for 2 hours
Prior to the exercise, 100 talies were given out to 100 families in anticipation of the food boxes on Sunday 6th September 2020.
A representative of each family with a tally was gathered at the King’s hall while observing social distancing.
After a general prayer was said, by the King, who also prayed for the foundation and Foodclique.
Selected families received the food items and had words of gratitude and prayers for the organisations
Four volunteers, a driver, and the security personnel were involved in carrying out this exercise on Okeigbo
“A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.”
In Oyo state, the exercise was carried in two communities in Ibadan. Four volunteers, a police escort, and a driver-assisted in the exercise.
The food drive started at 11.45 am.
The first community visited was Oluguneru, were volunteers explained the objectives of the exercise to families in their homes, and 43 families were given food boxes.
Each family that was visited had words of prayers for the foundation and well wishes for the volunteers that visited.
The second community visited in Ibadan is Bere. Where the remaining 57 food boxes were shared.
At Bere, volunteers visited the house of the Baale, and his second in command.
Both traditional figures welcomed volunteers and after explaining the purpose and importance of the exercise, the foundation was prayed for and a young man was provided to take volunteers to those who would benefit most from the exercise
This consisted of the elderly.
The exercise finished at 4.45 pm.
How can you help?
While the foundation would continue to do more to help the less fortunate in our community, we can not do this alone
You can help with donations to enable us to reach and help more families. Bringing smiles to more faces.
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