YMCA Donates to Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home

Members of the YMCA and Antionette Tubman Cheshire Home after the donation
Members of the YMCA and Antionette Tubman Cheshire Home after the donation

The Liberia YMCA on Friday April 6, 2018 made a donation to the Antoinette Cheshire Home in Monrovia.

The donation which included non perishable food items and toiletries were done by members of the National Youth Council of the Liberia YMCA.

Speaking during presentation of the items, Lawrence Fahnbulleh, a Change Agent and one time President of the National Youth Council said the YMCA was pleased to identify with the Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home.

“The YMCA decided in early January to begin identifying with the less unfortunate and as a youth organization, it is important to do so and this is why we have come today to present to you, these items that the institution thought necessary to give and to also inform you that society cares about you.” Mr. Fahnbullah said.

Mr. Jonah Y. Golakeh, Supervisor of the Cheshire Home said Board and residents of the home were grateful to the YMCA for identifying with them.

“We are very grateful to all of you at the YMCA and our doors are always open to you as your presence is most welcome.” He said.

The Antoinette Cheshire home was established in 1985 and focuses on people with special needs and those most disadvantaged. The donation program was attended by members of the National Youth Council and staff of the Liberia YMCA.

Recently, the National General Secretary of the Liberia YMCA, E. Timotheus announced that the YMCA of Liberia had embark on a monthly charity venture through donations to vulnerable groups in Liberia.

This donation by the Liberia YMCA to the Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home is aimed at reaching out to vulnerable groups like disables, orphans, the elderly and mental institutions. It is intended to meet some needs of the orphans, disables, or people in mental homes, while at the same time intended to make vulnerable people feel loved and cared for. 

Mr. Kamaboakai said the Liberia YMCA does a lot of work with communities, but most of its work target specific ventures. He identified the last Friday of every month as the day when staff of the Liberia YMCA will spend half of the day during the afternoon hours in an area or institution identified to carry out its charity work.

This could be in the form of water installation, toilet renovation, repair of roofing facility or the provision of beds and or generators depending on the needs of the community or institution identified.” The YMCA CEO said at the time.

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