Legit.ng, Nigeria's leading news portal, has over the years provided a bridge between journalism and charity, using its media space to proffer assistance to a lot of Nigerians who are desperately in need of help.
Dozens of people, without any iota of doubt, have been given hope and support to overcome severe life events through our stories on succour-needing struggling Nigerians.
Of course, this would not have been possible without the cooperation of our ardent readers and loyalists both home and abroad who have demonstrated clear compassion in lending a helping arm, always.
Now, we have come up with a charity initiative, Children of Calabar, aimed at positively changing more lives of abandoned kids in the Cross River's capital.
The problem, the drive
According to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria, 10.5 million of the country’s children aged 5-14 are out of school and lacking the basic necessities of life.
In Calabar alone, many of these children have become urchins due to the unfortunate event of life, apparently left on the street to fend for themselves through menial jobs.
These children, obviously exposed to societal danger, do not have parents or access to education, shelter, and the daily mandatory needs of comfortable living standards.
Legit.ng went to the city and discovered that the prospect of these kids surviving the current storm is bleak, as there is little or no effort to secure a solid future for them.
We, however, believe every of these Calabar children deserves the right to feeding, education, shelter, clothing and responsible life irrespective of where they belong.
But we cannot do it alone!
Legit.ng will need your help in a form of donations on a regular basis to drive our Calabar Children charity initiative and make life comfortable for these struggling kids of circumstance.
Our goals include:
a. Raising $2000 to organise a food drive for these struggling kids, and supply them with clothes and shoes.
b. Talking these children out of the streets by providing them with shelters.
c. Granting scholarships to some of these children until they finish secondary schools.
This is part of our national effort to put smiles on their faces, make them stand on their feet, and make our society perfectly work.
How you can support, donate and contact us?
If you wish to be part of our charity course, you can visit us at our office located at 8. Adeleke, Ladipo Kuku Street, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos state.
For inquiry, you kindly call us on +234 813 896 7139.
You can also mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate through Patreon
You can also donate through Patreon toward our charity initiative. Why do you need to donate via Patreon?
a. Patreon is a world-known trusted platform
b. It allows you to see the exact amount collected and track the progress of the initiative.
c. It has a transparent system that works 100%.