Jun 5, 2012

Dress-A-Kid foundation donates to Maranathan Community

Attah Effah and kids
Children and teens of the Maranathan Community, a deprived island at Ada Foah in the Dangme East District, were full of smiles and encomiums when they received cloths from the ‘Dress-A-Kid’ crew from Accra.

Dress-A- Kid (GH) is a youth initiative, which solicit and assembles new and slightly used but not worn out clothes online with the aim of donating them to needy children in deprived societies and communities as well as some selected orphanages in the country.

With the motto “CLOTHING THE NEXT GENERATION” this  benevolent youth initiative is self-financed and has so far donated hundreds of one of the major necessities of life (clothes) to over 100 deprived kids .

 Together with another sister youth initiative called Pass-A-Book on, thousands of clothes, bags and other educative materials were recently donated to the Maranatha community.

Without life jackets, this group composed of mainly students, risked their lives and travelled on the Volta River to reach this deprived community, a move the leader, Attah Effah  Badu said was unintentional since all attempts to get life jackets proved futile, moreover, they were cash-strapped.
Some of the crew interracting with the kids
According to  Attah Effah  Badu, the 23-year old  young  leader of this  philanthropic youth initiative, one should not get excess before reaching out to the less privileged in society hence his zeal to channel his youthful energies into charity and to help the poor and vulnerable in society.

Attah Effah Badu is also part of Share-Your- Lunch, another Facebook youth group which feeds poor children every quarter of the year.

He said one of the major challenges facing the group was financial constraints noting that the composition of the group was mainly students, adding that collecting, washing, packaging and transporting the cloths to the targeted groups require a lot of resources.

He therefore called on individuals and organizations to support this benevolent initiative.
The dresses in the bags

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