In the usual spirit of sharing love of the season, Pink Pearl Foundation with support from Oaken Events recently gave out items to 300 children from different orphanages around Lagos.
The event, tagged ‘December Giveaway’ was hosted at the Kings College Annex, Victoria Island, Lagos, held on the 31st December 2011 and featured Children from different motherless babies home and correctional facilities such as Special Correctional Centre for Boys Oregun, Children Centre, Idi Araba, Girls Centre, Idi Araba and Girls Remand Home, Idi Araba.
“We planned this event to reach out to young ones who are too often forgotten this season”, said Ayiri Oladunmoye(CEO Oaken Events). “A lot of us connect and share love with our family and friends but do not remember to spread the love to people who may not enjoy these privileges. In addition to reaching out directly, we also used the event to encourage the spirit of giving.”
One of the children, Seun Ayodele, said: I am very happy about today. We had enough to eat, danced and enjoyed ourselves. We even got a lot of gifts to take home. I am very grateful to the organisers and hope more people will help us and other children like us.
“Today was yet another eye opener for me and a lot of people who came out,” noted Patron of the Pink Pearl Foundation Orode Jade Okpu in a post event interview. “Some kids came with no shoes and left with new pairs. We should be grateful for what we have, because the things we take for granted are dreams for some others.”
The event which was supported and attended by the First Lady of Delta State, Mrs Roli Uduaghan, the First Lady of Lagos State, Mrs Abimbola Fashola was also sponsored by Crystal Party Solutions. Other attendees included OC Ukeje and Ajegunle Ghetto Soldier, Daddy Showkey.