A retail outlet, Shoprite Ghana, donated assorted household and food items to the inmates of the Weija Leprosarium in Accra in fulfilment of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) for the month of February.
The items included toiletries, bags of rice, cooking oil, detergents among others.
The donation, which was aimed at bringing relief to inmates of the health facility, formed part of the company’s new resolve to engage in a charity project every month.
Miss Dorothy Hayford, a representative of Shoprite, made the donation on behalf of the company and reiterated Shoprite’s commitment to its CSR policy this year.
She said the donation would enable the inmates of the leprosarium to feel a part of society and experience love.
Other members of the Shoprite team that made the donation included Mr. Charles Akomea, Ms Regina Tetteh, Mr. Evans Xah, Miss Evelyn Attachie and Ms Priscilla Abakah.
The deputy director of the facility, Mr George Quansah thanked Shoprite for the gifts and expressed appreciation to the company on behalf of the Chairman of the Lepers Aid Committee, Rev. Fr Andrew Campbell who was attending to another assignment during the time of the presentation.
Mr. Quansah gave the assurance that the items would be shared to the inmates and made a passionate appeal to other philanthropists to come to their aid.