About 23 physically challenged and adopted children of the Americans for African Adoptions Incorporated (AAAI) in Paynesville were on Saturday recipients of needed food and non-food items.
The donation was made by members of the Naomi Chapter Number 12 of the Order of Eastern Star (OES) at a brief ceremony.
The OES, according to Cllr. Izetta Wesley, Associate Worthy Matron, is known for making donations of needed food and non-food items to targeted vulnerable institutions like orphanage homes in the country.
In remarks after the presentation, Cllr. Wesley said the donation was their ‘widow’s mite’ to the needy children.
In early July this year Cllr. Wesley said OES donated food and non-food items to inmates at the Monrovia Central Prison.
Cllr. Wesley pointed out that the Naomi Chapter Number 12 is a subordinate chapter of the Grand Chapter of the OES.
She disclosed that OES, sometime in late April and early May this year, organized a mini sporting tournament among the old-timers to generate funds for onward presentation to needy children and vulnerable groups.
“Our gifts are carried out twice a year in an effort to put smiles and hope in the hearts and souls of the needy in our society,” Worthy Matron Beatrice J. Thompson said.
She, however, expressed hope that God will bless the hands of the caretakers of the needy children, while urging other charitable organizations to follow their example.
In a brief response, master Jefferson Williams thanked the OES for the food and non-food items and asked for God’s blessing on OES.
The AAAI Director, Madam Oretha James, extended thanks and appreciation to the Naomi Chapter of the OES for the donation.
She further disclosed that some external assistance is coming to the orphanage from a group of Americans under the banner, ‘Psalm 43’, based in Kentucky in the United States.
“I want to thank you for always thinking about us at this orphanage as many persons do not actually think like you people always do,” Madam James said.
She disclosed that there are children in the orphanage that need special attention because they have special needs.
“Please convey our special thanks and appreciation to other members of the OES that are not present at this donation ceremony,” Madam James implored OES members at the ceremony.