Over 74 orphans drawn from two major orphanages in Liberia have benefited assorted food donated by Winners Inc., a sports gambling firm here. Two orphanages that benefited are Calvary Orphanage Home and Sister Iyi Orphanage Home in Kebbah, Gardnersville outside Monrovia.
Orphans, who benefited from Thursday’s food and non-food items are between ages three and seventeen. Some of the items donated include, clothes, toys, detergents, sweets and 50 bags of rice.
Presenting the items, the president and Winners Inc. Yacob Batshon, says the gifts are part of his company’s corporate social responsibility to the good people of Liberia.
According to him, the move is also an annual tradition of his company in reaching out to underprivileged people especially, during the festive season.
“We are very happy to be here today to share with you the joy of Christmas and we will always be around to bring back smiles on your faces during critical times of need”, he assures.
Mr. Batshon says as long as his company continues to operate in Liberia, it will always implement people-oriented programs that will bring relief to the underprivileged in the Liberian society.
He says giving back to the communities in a socially responsible way is a key attitude of his company, adding that Winners Inc. will continue to provide hundreds of short and long-term jobs for many Liberians.
Winners Inc. is Liberia’s number one sports betting company with a soft heart for corporate social responsibility especially for less fortunate children and the elderly.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, the Executive Director of Orphan Concern Liberia, Amos Sawboh thanks Winners Inc. for its continuous assistance towards orphans in the country.
Sawboh describes the gesture as timely, in the right direction and one that will greatly benefit the over 74 orphans at the two targeted orphanages. He recounts how Winners Inc has been their biggest donor over the years from the Ebola outbreak to present.
By Bridgett Milton-Editing by Jonathan Browne