Great Grace Chapel International at Odorkor in Accra, has supported children suffering from cerebral palsy with items worth GH¢900.
The items included two boxes each of Nestle Milo and Ideal Milk, a box of soap, 10 loaves of bread, and a bag of baby diapers.
Presenting the items on behalf of the church, the General Overseer, Apostle Joseph Bonney, said the church was touched by the plight of the children, and decided to offer their widow’s mite to them through a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Givers Never Lack Foundation.
He added that the donation formed part of the church’s determination of giving back to the society, saying that, it was the core duty of the church to support the sick, aged, the poor, orphans and homeless as stated in the bible.
He promised to set aside a day in every month to support children and persons suffering from cerebral palsy, to give them a sense of hope and belonging.
Apostle Bonney urged churches, individuals and corporate bodies to support persons living with cerebral palsy by giving them attention, care and time.
Receiving the items on behalf of the foundation, Mr. Edward Amankwah, said people suffering from the disease were often neglected by their family and society.
He said the disease was a result of taking alcohol, smoking during pregnancy or prolonged pregnancy and that it was not the fault of the unborn child.
He cautioned pregnant women to desist from activities that might jeopardise the lives of their unborn babies, adding that they should always attend ante-natal care during pregnancy.
Mr. Amankwah thanked the church and some individuals who had supported the foundation since its inception.
By Jemima Esinam Kuatsinu