The Samuel Amo Tobin Foundation has once again put smiles on the faces of many people as parts of its activities to observe the International Day of Charity.
As a climax to the events which started last Wednesday, the Foundation distributed thousands of baby diapers and hair products to nursing mothers at Mantse Agnona in the Ga Mashie area.
According to the Acting Executive Director of the Foundation, Harriet Asante, they used this year’s celebration to ensure public benefit, relief and assistance of the poor in need of clothing, better living and health in Ghana.
She explained that they sought to achieve this by supplying them with medical aid and toiletries throughout their visitation of the Patang Hospital, Nsawam and Awutu Senya Prisons as well as Mantse Agbona residents in Accra.
“For us, we are looking at making life better for people who are mostly not in the public view but need love and care from all of us.
“It was a good exercise for us to have been able to reach out to the poor and needy. Supporting them only makes them appreciate that regardless of their situation, they are thought of and cared for,” she said.
According to her, a total negligent of the poor and needy in society only adds to the crime rate in the country, encouraging organisations to be proactive in helping and not leave everything to government.
The Foundation which is part of the Tobinco Group of Companies undertakes such philanthropic activities to contribute to the UN 2030 agenda on Sustainable Development adopted in September 2015.
Also, part of their aim is to educate people on health, good living and reasons to avoid social crimes.
Prior to the offerings in Accra, the Foundation collaborated with Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Limited (TPL) and Research Centre, donated assorted medication worth GH¢30,000.00 to the Pantang Hospital.
The Acting Marketing Manager of TPL, Christopher Mensah, who led the team to made the presentations disclosed that with support from other subsidiaries of the Group the medication was procured for the Hospital after its plea for support.
“The public has supported us all these years and we found it a great opportunity and honour to give back to society,” he said.
Receiving the items, the Pharmacist of the Hospital, Frank Sevor, who received the items, said they were grateful for the company’s act of kindness and thoughtfulness.
“We are very grateful for this benevolent act. In fact, these medicines are really needed here,” he said.
He added that “the blood tonic will go a long way in serving our patients who are anaemic and the antimalarial drugs would help manage the acute malaria of patients.”
At the Nsawam and Awutu Senya prisons, they made to make donations of slippers, toiletries and medications including dewormers and Compaq N (for skin rushes).
In all items donated to the Pantang Hospital, Nswawam and Awutu Senya prisons were 750 Wormee4 Albendazole Oral Suspension, 500 bottles Kofof Cough Syrup, 750 bottles of Alvite Blood Tonic, Gsunate200 Artesunate Suppositories, 100 boxes of Medicam Antibacterial soap and Mucotin Child Expectorant Syrup were donated.
All donations to mark the Day was to the tune of ¢100,000.
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