Annual Christmas Food Kitchen
Christmas is an awesome time for Kinnecters – a season of merriment, and a chance to give back. Every year, Kinnect volunteers come together to serve a community in need during Christmas Eve. In 2014, Kinnecters served in Makoko and distributed meals to over 400 residents, as well as distributed clothes, shoes and food items.
In 2015, we served in Ajegunle, this time with over 500 residents served, and gifts, books, and clothes distributed through the LOTS Charity foundation.
In 2016, we served in Obalende alongside Eti-Osa Youth Development Initiative, and hosted 1,000 residents, and distributed toys and books to over 200 children within the community.
In 2017, we collaborated with Beyond Usual NGO and served 700 residents of the Ikota community, and distributed clothes and shoes to over 300 residents with a particular focus on the children, youths, and women.
Our corporate partner for the Annual Food Kitchen is Chops by Rera. Find out more about Chops by Rera here.
Kinnect Christmas Charity Drive 2016 – Spreading Cheer to the North
Recognizing the displacement of people from the insecurity and insurgencies in Northern Nigeria, the Kinnect team’s Christmas Charity drive raised funds for the purchase of food and other basic household materials for Nigerians in Internally Displaced camps in Borno State. On the 10 th and 11 th of January 2017, Kinnect partnered with the Field Protection Unit of the United Nations High Commission for Refugee (UNHCR) and a local NGO, SAHEI to distribute food items to 692 individuals from 90 households in internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Biafra and Fariya communities, Maiduguri Borno state in Northern Nigeria. The donation and contribution from Kinnect were distributed to the most vulnerable in the two host communities; Biafra and Fariya.
Kinnect Supports RWEF’s Christmas School Initiative
On December 12th and 16th 2013, Kinnect supported the NGO ‘Roots and Wings Educational Foundation’ (RWEF) by recruiting volunteers and raising funds that went towards organizing a Christmas party for two schools – All Saints Primary School and Saint Peters Primary School in Ogun State. Volunteers also helped in the packing of bags and gifts. This program reached over 1,000 children and their teachers. All the children were provided with schoolbags filled with goodies, stationery, and books for the new school year, and for their teachers – hampers, food items, and monetary gifts. Both schools are in incredibly impoverished communities and many of the children cannot afford schoolbags and books. Through this program, we were able to fill this need, spread Christmas cheer and support RWEF to achieve a successful program.