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Staff of Ecobank Nigeria, weekend donated various items to Hearts of Gold Children’s Hospice, Lagos as part of activities to mark this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD).
Omoboye Odu, a member of the Organising Committee at the bank said the kind gesture was borne out of a desire to touch the lives of children by assisting to shape their future, education and lifestyle in a more positive way.
She said “As mothers working in Ecobank, we decided to do something that will show bold and inspire change in our community. Hearts of Gold is a community we are committed to and is very close to our hearts. So we are here to donate gift items mainly foods, beddings and others that will help the caregivers to take good care of the children living in the home.”
According to him, the donation is in also in line with Ecobank’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy to help improve the lives of children in need.
“What we are doing today is part of Ecobank DNA. We are not here to show but to touch the lives of these children and to create a society alert to encourage other people to come and donate financially and materially to these children who need their support.
Responding, the Founder, Hearts of Gold Children’s Hospice, Mrs Laja Adedoyin, commended Ecobank staff for regular show of love to children in the home, noting that “Ecobank has remained our reliable and good friend and we treasure our warm relationship.”
She enjoined public spirited individuals, corporate organizations and others to partner with them for the betterment of the children.
Business Hilights gathered that Hearts of Gold Children’s Hospice, established about 13 years ago, provides care, fun, laughter and emotional support to abandoned babies and young children with life limiting and life threatening conditions.
It also helps these children live life to the full by creating wonderful and family like environment. It provides individualized care and much needed respite, care and support. The care is free of charge and the children come from different parts of the country.