Women Club Donates to Catholic-run Shrine for Children on Pres Tubman’s Birthday
Monrovia – A women club under the banner, Sweet Heart, Friday, November 29, donated several food items to over 40 students of the Catholic-run Our Lady of Peace, located in Virginia, outside Monrovia.
The gesture comes as Liberians celebrate the birthday of former President William V. S. Tubman on November 29 each year as a national holiday.
The children along the Nuns, who are caretakers, assembled to receive the November 29th gift of food items worth over L$100,000.
Following the presentation, the children and the Nuns thrilled their guests with a thank you song.
The vice president of the club, Mrs. Davidette Kotty, speaking on behalf of the President, Mrs. Omega Brown, stated that it was customary for their organization that to identify with some needy in the society.
She further that one of such donations was made to the Antoinette Cheshire Home on 10th Street but for this year they decided to identify with children of Our Lady of Peace Shrine.
Mrs. Kotty appealed to other humanitarian organizations to come in and help the children.
In response, Sabina Kern head of the Shrine thanked the club for remembering the children during this time.
Speaking to FrontPageAfrica after receiving the food items as well as toothpaste and toothbrushes among others, Sabine added that the total number of children in the care of the shrine is 40 and the children were given to them through the Ministry of Gender and Children Protection.
Currently, Sabine added the shrine is providing education to the children from ABC to the eighth grade.
Sweet Heart Club, composed of only women for now, was founded in 2001 with a membership of 24 women seven of whom are in the United States of America.
The club is made up of women from diverse professional back grounds who are mostly from the Catholic except for few women who are from other denominations.
Mrs. Kotty extended an open invitations to their male counterparts to join them.