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Neo
9th December 2011, 11:19 AM
GIVE GHANA 2011, a philanthropic movement, is determined to bring joy and happiness to random people on the streets of Accra this Christmas Eve! Give Ghana began in the December 2010, when six friends were saddled with a paradox:

“Why should a festive season like Christmas not be enjoyed by every human, irrespective of social and economic status?”

This concern was shared with others who expressed similar sentiments and felt something had to be done about it. God gave first. He gave unselfishly and sacrificially. In the ultimate demonstration of
generosity, God gave His Son, and it was, and still is, this act of giving that inspired 6 individuals to set about with this quest to give. Give Ghana then decided to devote time, energy, resources to reach out to the needy in our society.

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Two successfully held editions of Give Ghana projects have preceded this Christmas edition, the first of which took place on the 25th of December, 2010, and the second on the 22nd of April, 2011 (Good
Friday).

With the help of social media and personal calls to individuals, donations were collected, and Give Ghana volunteers were able to feed and clothe approximately 1000 poor and needy people in
Nima, Kanda, Adabraka, National Theatre Area, etc., on both occasions. Some of the items distributed included: Food, water, clothing, shoes, biscuits, etc. Patrons and volunteers of this event have prided
themselves in the transparent nature in which donations have been handled, and this has continued through each edition of the Give Ghana project.

Miss Malaika Ghana 2010 Ama Nettey has joined the Give Ghana 2011 project as a volunteer, and in a statement, explained what the act of giving means to her. ‘Christmas is about giving; let’s bring joy to
the world of the needy! A gift in this season is a double favour to the needy.’ Several other celebrity names have aligned themselves to this worthy cause, and have used their platform to solicit for funds
and donations. This would not be the first time that celebrities have been part of the project. Miss Ghana 2010 Stephanie Karikari (Winner of Miss World 2011 Beauty With A Purpose) joined the Give Ghana Good Friday edition, as a volunteer, and it was an uplifting experience for all.

The 2011 Christmas edition of the Give Ghana Project has stirred up the relevance of giving in people through social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Individuals from all facets of life have pledged time, money, clothes and use of their cars, for the event. Give Ghana 2011 Project were contacted by three Doctors who also pledged time to join the Volunteers and also offer as much medical advice as they can for the needy on the streets, especially the nursing mothers and the aged.

Project Coordinators for this event have been interviewed by some media houses including E-TV, YFM, and Viasat One, and more media houses have expressed mass interest in our cause. Morning Show Host of
E-TV, Rashida, even went ahead to offer to put a basket on the table during her show, and will continue to garner support and donations from her viewers for the Give Ghana project. This kind gesture has also been duplicated by the hosts of The One Show on Viasat One, Jocelyn and PY.

Individuals and corporate bodies who would still like to donate money, clothes, food items, children’s toys/books are welcome to do so from now until the 23rd of December, 2011. Join us in giving" ... But
just as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us—see that you also excel in this grace of giving ... " 2 Corinthians 8:7, 13-14 (New International Version)



Source: Peacefmonline.com/Ghana