A non-governmental group under the banner “Smiles Foundation” has donated to the disabled and orphanage homes cloths, books and other materials. The group donated Mosquito nets, rice, cartons of copy books, pens and pencils, bath and washing soaps, tissues, mattresses, popcorn, juices, biscuits, candies and toys among others to the Group of 77 on Newport Street and orphanages in Mount Barclay, outside Monrovia, respectively.
The Chief Executive Officer and founder of the foundation, Madam Asatu Toure, told the kids that the passion to give aid to the needy started when she was on her way one day for lunch when a group of disabled people approached her for help.
According to her, she was so confused and didn’t know where to start from and how to end “and I asked myself where all these people come from and why are they all on the street; are there no homes or help for them. I patiently stopped to talk to them and I gave them something little and sorrow came to my eye.”
She also pointed out that being the only child for her parents, she sees those kids and disabled people out there as her brothers and sisters and being around them all the time is what she prays for all her life.
The CEO also narrated that this is not the end of the group’s gesture to those in need and asked the kids and disabled people to join her in prayers to be able to fulfill her promise and make her dream come true.
Receiving the items behalf of the Mount Barclay orphanage home, the director Mr. Alexander Bar, on behalf of his institution thanked Madam Toure, and prayed for God’s continuous blessings upon the Smiles Foundation family.
Mr. Bar also pleaded with the foundation to continue their effort in making sure less fortunate kids have something to eat. The kids also showed case their talents through dramas and song that brought tears to the CEO. They late took photos with the Smile foundation family.