RED STAR DELIGHTS CHILDREN AT RED CROSS ORPHANAGE
- Dec 20, 2019
- Red Star Express
In line with its commitment towards giving to its surrounding communities, Red Star Express Plc, one of Nigeria’s foremost logistics solutions providers, paid a visit to the Red Cross Orphanage and Motherless Babies Home in Yaba, Lagos, on Thursday 19th December, 2019. The initiative was organized through the Red Star Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Red Star Express Plc.
The Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Red Star Foundation, Tonye Preghafi, explained that the visit was to felicitate with the children in the orphanage and make donations as well. “We have an initiative called the ‘I-Care Project’. Every year, staff members in our organization make donations, of different kinds, towards a particular cause. Therefore, everything donated here is from company staff members, and not the company itself. Last year, we worked to provide clean water for various communities across the country. In 2017, we made donations to the Internally Displaced People’s camps in the North. We are committed to ensuring that more less-privileged are reached on a yearly basis. Such is our desire and that is why we are here today,” he stated.
In his remarks, the Executive Secretary, the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Lagos Branch, Olakunle Lasisi, commended Red Star Express Plc for its support towards the orphanage. “We are delighted for this visit and these donations. It is moments like these that mean so much to the children. We are very grateful to Red Star Express Plc for this gesture and we look forward to many more gestures like this in the future,” he remarked. Donations made to the orphanage included bags of rice and grains, condiments, toiletries and other materials.
Red Star Express Plc is a Licensee of Federal Express (FedEx) Corporation, the world’s largest delivery solutions provider. The company has over 150 offices nationwide, with a network reach spanning over 1,500 communities in Nigeria and over 200 countries worldwide. It is made up of 4 subsidiaries specializing in areas such as Express Delivery, Logistics, Freight, Outsourcing services, Supply Chain Management, E-Commerce Logistics Solutions, Printing and Packaging, E-Archiving, Business Enterprise Solutions, as well as Agro Logistics and Trade.