The Ikeja Exclusive Lions Club under District 404B2, Nigeria, on Tuesday donated gifts items worth thousands of naira to Precious Pearls Orphanage Home, Egbeda, Lagos, to commemorate its second year anniversary.
The club’s President, Benedicta Akhuetie, listed the items donated to include yam, rice, pasta, noodles, biscuits, detergent, gas cooker, pots, clothes, books and other learning materials.
She said the members of the club contributed among themselves to facilitate the donated items.
The donation, she added, was to appreciate God for the successes recorded by the club within the last two years and also to give back to the less privileged in the society.
Akhuetie, however, advised the children to always uphold their dignity and self esteem to enable them enjoy the promises and blessings of God.
The club’s second Vice-president, Rosemary Erazua-Oniha, urged the children not to succumb to peer pressure in life or become a threat to the society .
“I urge you to rather stand out and be the best you can at school and contribute to the growth of the society at large,” she said.
Mrs Hannah Omeiza, the founder of the orphanage, lauded the members of club for their visit and the donation to the home.
Omeiza also prayed that God would replenish and restore the club’s members for their gesture.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that after the donation, members of the club proceeded to St. Leo’s Catholic Church Hall for an exclusive party to round-off the event.
NAN reports that Ikeja Exclusive Lions club became chartered on Aug. 1, 2018 and had won various awards within the first year of its existence.
The awards included Best President in District 404B2, Second Best Club within the district, Fourth Best Club in parade in Nigeria.
Edited By: Bola Akingbehin/Mufutau Ojo) (NAN)
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