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Thursday, May 1, 2014

RedStar commits to ‘I Care’ project

RedStar Express plc, a leading logistics company in Nigeria has reiterated commitment to caring for the less privileged with a visit to the Red Cross Orphanage on Makoko Street and the Old peoples’ Home on Lancaster Road, both in Yaba Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State, reports NaijaAgroNet.

Marketing Manager at RedStar Group, Ngozi Ochokwu disclosed to NaijaAgroNet that the visits saw officials of donating items, mostly food and kitchen appliances to improve the quality of life of the inmates.

She also told NaijaAgroNet that the company is executing this scheme as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative tagged ‘I-Care Project’ aimed at alleviating the plight of the less privileged in the community.

Ochokwu noted that every year, Red Star Group, uses the I-Care Project as a platform to reach out to communities with needs.

“It is the least we can do as a corporate organisation and we are committed to it. The project kicks off with a nationwide campaign in all our offices. Staff and customers are encouraged to drop items in the special I-Care boxes located in the offices over the collection period. These are then brought together and delivered to the selected homes. Our sincere desire is that our little gesture will help in no small measure in making life for the beneficiaries more comfortable” she said.

Responding, the Administrative Officer, Red Cross Orphanage Yaba, Gloria Chiekwe, appreciated the visit and commended RedStar for donating to humanity as some of the commodities given are used to assist unfortunate victims of natural disasters and accidents.

In her part, the Matron, Old Peoples’ Home, Feyisayo Olaore, commended RedStar for the donations, urging other corporate business organisations to emulate the gesture.

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