THE Good News Co-operative Credit Union in Kumasi has presented a number of items worth GH¢2,000 to the King Jesus Charity Home at Boadi, near Kumasi.
The items included five bags of gari, assorted biscuits, cooking oil, pepsodent toothpaste, beans, sachet water, second hand clothing and footwear.
Making the presentation, the Managress of the union, Ms Regina Asmah, said the donation was part of her outfit’s social responsibility to the needy in society.
She stated that last year, the union made a similar donation to the Kumasi Children’s Home, adding “this is aimed at making life a bit comfortable for the unfortunate children”.
Ms Asmah stated that it was not the fault of the children to find themselves in their current situation.
She was, however, confident that with the needed support from the general public and God’s blessings, they would grow up to become useful citizens to the nation.
Ms Asmah stressed the need for people to cultivate the habit of savings as there were many benefits to be derived from it.
The Director of the Home, Rev. Kofi Owusu, who received the gift, was grateful to the donors for the gesture and called on other institutions to help them address some of their challenges.
He stated that the gesture came a few days after President Mills had made a donation to the home.
Rev. Owusu said the home, which was established in 1995, now had a population of 192.
He said the management of the home provided good education for the children.
According to him, three of the children had been able to complete the university, while three are in polytechnic and four in the teacher training colleges.