Non-Profit Organization Brightens Yuletide for Epe Widows, Extends Heartfelt Gratitude to Donors

In a heartwarming initiative, reports that a non-profit organization, the Anuoluwapo Widows Foundation (AWF), extended the joy of the season to widows in the Epe area of Lagos State, leaving smiles on their faces. The organization, on Saturday, December 16th, 2023, orchestrated an event that provided essential provisions such as food, beverages, clothing, and more, creating a festive atmosphere for the vulnerable members of the community.

The distribution, according to the founder, included essential food items like Semovita, Maggi, salts, sachets of vegetable oil, and sachets of tomatoes. Additionally, “Ankara” materials were awarded to winners of the gele competition, and towels were generously donated by benefactors. Widows, in turn, contributed gifts such as matches, sachets of tomatoes, and salt, enhancing the collective spirit of giving.

Distinguished guests, including Hon. Stella Dolapo, Mrs. Titilayo Alagbala, Evang. Adejoke Odusami, and Deaconess Adesola Adekoya, amongst several other guests, graced the occasion, which featured sermons and words of encouragement.

The coordinator and founder, Mrs. Lutifat Jegede, expressed profound gratitude to donors for their crucial role in making the program a reality. She emphasized the societal importance of supporting widows for their holistic well-being—physical, mental, spiritual, and social. Mrs. Jegede disclosed that 94 participants, including 13 new members, actively engaged in the program, with over 12 ministers contributing to its success.

“The Board of Trustees of the Foundation uses this medium to appreciate everyone who has contributed in cash and kindness during the past years to the success of today’s program and all the other programs that have been organized for the widows. All the ministers who graced the occasion and those who had come at one time or another before today’s program, we express our profound gratitude to you all.

“Those who have it in mind to contribute but for one reason or another could not contribute, I pray that our God Almighty will, in His infinite mercy, continue to meet all your needs and provide for you according to His riches in glory through our Christ Jesus. Members of your family will not lack or suffer in any way. As you have deemed it of utmost importance to make these widows smile and happy during this yuletide season, sounds of joy shall not cease in your own family and home too, in Jesus’ name,” she prayed.

Mrs. Stella Odudolapo Odufisan expressed heartfelt appreciation for the non-profit organization’s impactful initiative in bringing joy and support to widows in the Epe community. She commended the organization for its commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable individuals. She pledged her continued support and encouraged others to join hands in contributing to the well-being of widows and other marginalized groups.

Mrs. Alagbala, on her part, underscored the societal importance of supporting widows, acknowledging the heavy responsibilities they bear. She commended donors for their generosity and urged others to invest in helping widows, wishing participants a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Grateful beneficiaries lauded the NGO for transforming their lives and providing a sense of belonging. They appealed for continued support from public-spirited individuals to empower the NGO to do more.


Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde is a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience germinated in high school, attaining the Press Club presidency. As an iconic field reporter for 3 years, he is a writer, serial volunteer, and community cum youth development champion whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos, and Nigeria at large.

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