Yuletide: GGSCI Donates Food Items, Toiletries To Orphanage Homes In Ibadan, Abeokuta
By Our Reporter
Grateful Giving Support Charity Initiative(GGSCI) organization has donated food items and toiletries to orphanage homes.
Naijanewshub.com.ng reports that members of non governmental group knowns as the Grateful Giving Support Charity Initiative In their efforts to put smile on the faces of the needy in our society, most especially this festive season donated food items and toiletries worth over six hundred thousand naira to four orphanage homes.
The benefitted orphanage homes according to the chairman of the initiative, Mr. Biodun Awodipe are Tabita Home, located around Joyce B Road, Ring Road Ibadan, Dorcas Adunola Oyediji, NBC area, Iwo Road Ibadan, Yemisi Alogi Orphanage and Children Home Abeokuta and Gideon Orphanage Home Abeokuta were carefully selected based on their credible names.
Speaking with journalists, Mr. Biodun urged well meaning Nigerians to always remember the widow’s might in the Holy Bible which encourages giving to the less privileged in the society.
He said, “Grateful Giving Support Charity Initiative was recently founded by a group of six friends.”
He further said, “four of us graduated from Ogun state University almost 30 years ago, so we all came together and one of us felt that there is need for us to give back to the society no matter how little it is, we felt that we’ve been impacted by God and by the government and we felt that the least we could do is to give no matter how small it is to the society.”
“As at last year before the commencement of the registration of our NGO we lost out under the name of like-minds fortunately during the registration process we realized that the like-minds have been taken over hence the need for us to look for other name and that is why we came up with the Grateful Giving Support Charity Initiative.”
While speaking on the essence of the donation, Mr. Biodun said, the essence is to have impact in the society.
He stressed that officially since the registration was perfected this is the first time that we are reaching out to the orphanages homes, what we do is just to identify the needy and for this year we’ve been able to identified four orphanage homes, two in Abeokuta the Capital City of Ogun state and two in Ibadan the Capital City of Oyo state.
In his message to government and well meaning Nigerians, Biodun said, “What we are doing is spiritual, God loves a cheerful giver, the Bible says that the needy will always be in our midst and this is the season that everybody celebrate, everybody is happy and the best or the least we can do is to extend the hand of fellowship to these less privilege kids.”Unfortunately in this part of the world, giving back to society or tye less privileged is not part of our culture, in a well advanced economy, people do give effortlessly, the government already have the structure, individual have also keyed into that culture, though it is becoming better by the day here as well, but I feel it can be better than what we are having now.”
“I think the government also has a lot to do in that regard because in some other climes there ways that government support these initiatives, for corporate organization, it is called social responsibility, it could be tax exemption or tax holiday whereby when you give, you will be celebrated for giving, although the whole essence is not for you to be applauded but one way or the other you still can be recognized by the government and because we can’t have it all, most especially with this hardship of economy the needy are there in millions.
“So the token we give goes a long way in adding smiles to the faces of these individuals, yes people might be saying it’s not easy to give but the parable of the widow’s might is there for us in the Bible to encourage everyone that no matter how little you earned, you can still give back to the needy.” Biodun said.
Speaking with journalists, a matron at Dorcas Adunola Oyediji Orphanage Home, Mrs. Mercy Olarogba prayed and commended members of the Grateful Giving Support Charity Initiative for the gifts items donated.
She also urged well meaning Nigerians to always give out whatever they have even if it’s token to the less privileged in the society