Donation of products and cash worth over a million naira to orphanage homes in Lagos and Ogun state was the hallmark of activities by Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, as part of the programmes to mark this year’s Children Day celebration.
The Company described the gesture as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, even as it restated its commitment to positively impact on humanity by giving back to the society through effectual CSR activities.
L-R: Head Girl, Bethesda Home for the Blind, Faith Ihediwa; Home Tutor, Felix Ikpeameze; Brand Manager, Ball Foods, Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, Seyi John-Okoh; Media Manager, Nnenna Uche-Onyenacho; and Head Boy, Bethesda Home for the Blind, Chizoba Orji, during Children’s Day courtesy visit and donations to the Home, in Lagos
Managing Director, Lanre Jaiyeola, who stated this during a visit to the Homes noted that Honeywell Flour Mills will continue to support good causes in the society especially to those that have direct impact on human development. Honeywell, according to him, will continue to seize opportunity to make its impact felt in the society, listing such opportunities to include support provided sporting events, entrepreneurship programs, vulnerable groups, etc.
Jaiyeola, represented by Brand Manager of Ball Foods, Seyi John-Okoh encouraged that every good organization should have corporate social responsibility (CSR) as one of its objectives, because beyond trying to makes sales, they must ensure that they give back to the community by improving the welfare of the communities being served.
In line with this, she stated that "...every year, we (Honeywell Flour Mills) visit selected orphanages and homes. We also provide little support in terms of products, donations and cash because we know that people running those homes sometimes are doing quite a lot, they are taking care of abandoned children, orphaned children, disabilities of different kinds. They need to be supported”.
Among beneficiaries of latest gestures are the SOS Village, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Little Saints Orphanage and Bethesda Home for the Blind, in Lagos. While showing their appreciation, the founders and administrators of the Homes were full of praises to Honeywell commending it for the humanitarian gesture, while also asking for more support from the government, individuals and corporate organisations.