The Tema Chapter of the Petroleum Ladies Association (PELA) on Friday donated assorted items worth GH? 5, 000.00 to the Arm of the Lord?s Foster Care Home in Teshie Nungua, a suburb of Accra.
The items included, shoes, boxes of indomie, biscuits, five bags of rice, cooking oil, exercise books, learning materials, detergents, and Gh? 800 worth of clothing.
PELA also presented a cheque for GH? 1,000.00 on behalf of BAJ Freight Limited, a company in Tema, to management of the Home to help in the maintenance of the facility.
Ms Doe Agbolosoo-Mensah, President of PELA, said it was part of their social responsibility to respond to the needs of the less-privileged in society.
She said every year, during the anniversary of PELA, the ladies donated to various institutions and they thought it wise to reach out to the Arm of the Lord?s Foster Home and school to spend quality time with the children.
She said in all, PELA raised GH? 14,000.00 and used GH? 5, 000.00 for the items and that the remaining GH? 9,000.00 would be used to refurbish of the school of the Home.
?During our 21st Anniversary, we heard about this orphanage and we are here today not only to donate but to help in the upgrading of the school it runs,? she said.
Ms Agbolooso-Mensah pledged PELA?s commitment and support towards the running of the institution.
Madam Evelyn Ansah Appiah, Founder of the Home, expressed appreciation to PELA for its support and appealed to other organisations to emulate its gesture.
She said the institution lived at the mercy of donations and appealed for support to complement its efforts in making the dreams of the children a reality.