In the spirit of festive season, Union Bank has deployed its UnionCares campaign, an initiative aimed at donating over 8,500 care bags containing staple food items to under-privileged persons across the country.
The lender in a statement said, the move underscores the bank’s commitment to actively support the communities within which it operates and improving the plight of the less privileged in the society.
According to the financial institution, the UnionCare bags containing food items such as rice, beans, oil, salt, and stews were jointly funded by the bank and its employees. The bags are being distributed in orphanages, nursing homes, slums and indigent communities across all 36 states and the FCT in the spirit of the season.
Speaking on the UnionCares campaign, the bank’s head of Corporate Affairs and Corporate Communications, Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem said, “This is that time of the year when we look forward to celebrating with family and friends. Unfortunately many Nigerians cannot afford any such celebration. We launched this initiative to put smiles on as many faces as possible this season. Union Bank staff are always ready to give to a good cause and their inspiring commitment to improving the lives of Nigerians through the UnionCares campaign is commendable.”
In the 2016 UnionCares4IDPs campaign, employees of the bank raised N15million which was matched with another N15million by the bank in donations to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the North East of Nigeria.
The funds raised in 2016 were used to provide much needed blankets for the IDPs during the harsh harmattan season as well as the refurbishment of classroom blocks in Balhona Primary and Hong Central Primary schools in Gombi and Hong local government areas of Adamawa State. A primary health care centre in Askira, Borno State was also refurbished and essential medical supplies were donated.
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