US-based humanitarian reaches out to vulnerable Nigerians with Blankets, others
US-based humanitarian organisation which focuses on improving the life of the less privileged, vulnerable individuals, families, and communities, Master’s Touch, has rolled out its ‘give a blanket project,’ where it distributed 2, 500 blankets to children, new mum, mother, and expectant mothers in different parts of Lagos.
According to Master’s Touch, the project is aimed at providing warmth and comfort to vulnerable children who sleep with their bodies exposed to harsh conditions that could affect their health and general wellbeing.
Working through local beneficiary organisations in Lagos, it visited a total of 11 hospitals and 10 orphanages as well as humanitarian centres during the duration of the project to donate blankets and other relief materials for children including noodles, dresses, pyjamas, toys, colouring books, and nose masks.
The organisation which was founded by Pastor Abby Daramola and Co-founded by Laide Daramola, is currently leaving indelible imprints in the thoughts and lives of others as it constantly embarks on various humanitarian projects to further better the lives of the less privileged and vulnerable within the society.
In his remark, Pastor Daramola said aside the Lagos distribution; the organisation has another 2, 500 blankets ready for distribution.
“We are looking to reach women and children in the North, South West, and South-South Nigeria.”
The idea is to expand another of our initiative tagged, ‘Stay Connected’ to every nook and cranny of Nigeria. This initiative provides phones, tablets, and chargers to help children stay connected while receiving medical treatment in the hospital.”
Pastor Daramola further said: “We are also expanding the ‘Abi and Vivi Give Life Initiative,’ which focuses on children with blood diseases and cancer. This programme also has an arm that provides for the needs of caregivers.
Also speaking on the project, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Master’s Touch, Ms. Ronke Bolutayo said being able to participate physically in the first round of blanket distribution was an eye-opener.
“I saw a sickle cell warrior going through a crisis, shivering and using a scarf to cover herself. We immediately covered her with one of the blankets, which provided immediate warmth to her compared to the scarf she was using. This made me realise we are on the right course with the blanket distribution. We look forward to the second round of distributing and reaching out to more vulnerable and sick children.”
The project witnessed a huge turnout of volunteers who were available throughout the distribution process.
In appreciation of all volunteers and partners, the Master’s Touch team hosted an appreciation dinner where all volunteers were treated to different kinds of delicacies and gifts.
Some of the hospitals and orphanages visited include Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Redeemed Maternity Clinic, Lagos Island Maternity, Massey Children’s Hospital, Living Fountain Orphanage, Little Saints Orphanage, Hearts of Gold Hospice, and Crimson Bow Sickle Cell Initiative amongst others.
The give a blanket project was made possible by the collaborative efforts of its partners: Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Intellectual Concepts, Glory Tabernacle, Trinity House, Sara O Decor, Robert Taylor Media, Best 4 Shipping, Restoration Center, Crimson Bow SCI. Olorisupergal, Bella Naija and Lagos Today.