donation-drive


Donation Drive


Project Objective

The Abuja Global Shapers Donation Drive has two components: Blood Donations and Resource Donations. The objective is to collaborate with the National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS) in raising awareness on saving lives by donating blood and increasing the blood bank in the city of Abuja as well as creating a platform to support victims of attacks and bomb blasts with relief and gift items.

Project Description

In light of the insecurity situation and the two bomb blasts that negatively impacted our city in 2014, we started a blood drive after the Nyanya Bomb Blast where hundreds of people were struggling to survive. All shapers donated at designated hospitals and we started a social media campaign that encouraged scores of other well-meaning citizens to donate blood and provision for the affected victims. In order to make it a sustainable project, we partnered with the National Blood Transfusion Service to assist them in their drive to raise awareness levels and increase blood bank levels that is needed to save lives in Abuja. We also assisted the NBTS with their media campaign on World Blood Donor Day on June 7, 2014 via social media.

In 2015, A day after the recent Bomb Blast in Nyanya and Kuje Districts of Abuja that hit over 70 individuals, the Abuja Global Shapers Community rallied support to show love and support to the humans behind the numbers. The Abuja Hub set up kiosks at several areas in Abuja to collect donations: money, toiletries, food, greeting cards for the victims and survivors who sustained injuries during the attack. In three days the hub raised the sum N197, 500 (One Hundred and Ninety Seven Thousand Five Hundred Naira) from locals to provide immediate relief. In addition to the money raised food items, drinks, blood, relief materials were also donated. The campaign, which was diffused through social media, Radio and Newspaper, generated so much good will from the good people of Abuja.

Model

On the 3rd of October 2015, a series of explosions allegedly triggered by the extremist sect, Boko Haram struck two locations in Nyanya and in Kuje, both in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. The blasts, which security officials say were coordinated, left at least 20 dead with varying degrees of injuries.

Some days later, one member of the Abuja Hub was at the hospital to donate blood, while another member was there to visit the surviving victims of the blast. Upon returning to share their experiences, the entire hub swung into action and within 24 hours, an emergency meeting had been called, banners had been designed, a kiosk had been built, online fliers had been designed and a full fledged social media campaign for the victims started – within 24 hours!

For the next 3 days, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and blackberry display pictures were awash with our our fliers and our hashtag #DonationDrive became the number one trending topic in Abuja for the period.

We had two pick up stands at MOPOL junction, Nyanya and opposite Peniel Apartments, Wuse II, where people trooped in their numbers to donate items such as laundered used clothing, food items and toiletries. We equally had a dedicated account with which we received financial donations.

Having received the items and financial donations, the Hub, alongside willing members of the public proceeded to the National Trauma Centre, where we presented the gifts and cash donations to, and encouraged each of the bomb blast survivors.

In three days, these were realized from generous Nigerians:

Food and Drinks

  • 156 bottles of water
  • 36 cans of Three Crowns evaporated milk
  • 32 packets of Fufu
  • 32 packets of Garri
  • 24 cans of Coke
  • 24 cans of Lucozade Boost
  • 24 cans of Maltina
  • 24 Pieces McVites Hobnobs
  • 24 Pieces Original Digestive Biscuits
  • 20 sachets of Ovaltine
  • 18 cans of tomato paste
  • 16 packs of Ribenna drink
  • 12 bottles of Coke
  • 10 rolls of sachet Peak powdered milk
  • 10 rolls of sachet Peak powdered milk (chocolate)
  • 8 loaves of bread
  • 2 cans of Cream Cracker Biscuits
  • 1 packet of Frosties cereal
  • 1 peak milk powder for infants (123)
  • 12 (1 litre) packs of Lucozade Boost
  • 12 (1 litre) packs of Ribenna

Wears

  • 24 gowns
  • 18 blouses
  • 12 baby shirts
  • 11 shirts
  • 11 large scarves
  • 9 baby stockings
  • 9 ladies’ casual tops
  • 8 men’s casual shirts
  • 7 pants (trousers)
  • 7 ladies’ dresses
  • 6 pairs cotton stretch bikinis
  • 5 pairs of baby shoes
  • 5 pairs of jeans
  • 4 female jackets
  • 4 skirts
  • 4 ladies’ casual pants.
  • 3 travel size bags
  • 3 men’s formal shirts
  • 2 ladies’ kaftan dresses and matching scarf
  • 2 ladies’ denim pants
  • 2 pairs of casual men’s pants
  • 1 pair earrings
  • 1 shoe
  • 1 dry lace Buba dress and matching scarf
  • 1 hijab
  • 1 men’s bubble vest
  • 1 men’s kaftan
  • 1 pair of men’s joggers
  • 1 Jalabiya
  • 1 pair of men’s shorts
  • 1 Ankara skirt and blouse

Tolietries

  • 68 canoe laundry soaps
  • 16 Lux bathing soaps
  • 12 bottles of Dettol disinfectant
  • 12 rolls of tissue paper
  • 6 tubes of Close-Up toothpaste
  • 3 body lotions
  • 3 Savlon antiseptic liquids
  • 1 Zip detergent
  • 1 small bag of makeup items

Money

  • N199, 000.

Testimonies

"Mentoring at Ladela School brought me opportunities to help my mentees overcome their career worries and fears. Despite their naiveness, i also learn from their innocence and passion to be an ambassador in their prospective chosen field of profession".

Gabriel Adeyemo, Research Analyst

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