By Stanley Onyekwere
In the spirit of the Christmas celebration, an Abuja based Non Governmental Organization, Helpline Foundation for the Needy, has distributed assorted food items to some widows and vulnerable persons in Abuja.
Some of the food items distributed to the beneficiaries include: yams, noodles, rice, maize, vegetable oil and among others.
Our correspondent reports that the guesture was part of the Foundation’s 18th edition of its reach-out programme to the needy in the society.
Speaking during the occasion, the President and Founder of Helpline Foundation for the Needy, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, said the food donation was aimed at putting smiles on the faces of the less privileged especially during the Yuletide season.
According to her, “It has been our philosophy and our slogan that “nobody is too poor to give and nothing is too small to give.
“It has been our tradition for over 18 years to seize every opportunity and occasion to put smiles on the faces of the less privileged especially women.
“Today, in addition to food donations, we are training women on the art of making hats in different forms in view of the season and the beneficiaries of today’s training are happy.”
She therefore tasked government at all levels and relevant organisations to go beyond funfairs that characterized every festivities and used such occasions to empower the vulnerable in the society.
One of the beneficiaries who spoke to our correspondent, Mrs. Monica Bulus, expressed gratitude for the gesture.