Ball for Borno is a charity event aimed at gathering relief items for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as a result of the Boko Haram crisis that has plagued the Northern regions of Nigeria in recent years. The first Ball for Borno event held on the 31st of March 2014 at the Syrian Club, Ikoyi. At that event, enough items to fill 2 buses were gathered for the IDPs, and hopefully, this time, the outcome will be greater.
The Borno State Government is primarily responsible for the feeding of the IDPs and it provides meals once or twice daily.
WHAT’S THE PLAN?
Over the last few months, the number of orphaned kids in the IDP camp has grown from 343 to over 800. Ball for Borno is aimed at gathering other items that these kids need including bathing soap, body cream, detergents, sponges, tissue paper, antiseptics (e.g Dettol), laundry soap, tooth paste, tooth brush, clothes, footwear, and other toiletries and sanitary material.
HOW YOU CAN HELP! 🙂
Come along with your contributions to:
University of Lagos Indoor Sports Hall
Sunday 21st December, 2014
Time: 11 am
Two Teams. One Goal.
Ball For Borno!
If you don’t think you can make it, you can drop your contribution at the MADC office (No13 Ayodeji Otegbola Street, Gbagada Phase 2, Lagos) Twitter: @miabaga_dotcom
For more information on this event and how you can be part of it please contact @msnemah or search the hashtag, #BallForBorno2.
So much going on in our world today. The fact that you are reading this hair blog right now on your computer, smartphone or tablet is SUCH a blessing.
Please guys, a little will go a very long way. Now is a great time to declutter your closet and your home, in preparation for the new year. Think about donating clothes you no longer need. I understand that at this time, a lot of us already have charities we’ve decided on, but kindly, spare a thought for our displaced people up north.
1000 Naira cannot take you to the movies on a Saturday or even buy you one tub of Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In, but it will mean so much to them. 1000 Naira can buy two pairs of slippers. 1000 Naira can buy 5 packs of Always. It can buy more than a dozen rolls of tissue. Or 5 Pears lotions. I could go on and on. Every little counts. Please support Ball for Borno 2 and give as much as you can, nothing is too small. The little things you consider too small or insignificant in your life today would mean SO much to you if you were in a refugee camp right now.
For Islanders that don’t like to cross the bridge, Yaba is really only halfway- and it’s a Sunday! E jo, come out for a good cause.
If you’ll be traveling or for any other reason may not be able to make it to the game, kindly drop your donations off at the MADC office.
Please don’t let this stop with you. Share your light this Christmas. Tell your family and friends. Thank you, and may God bless you!