Union Bank of Nigeria Plc has deployed its UnionCares campaign, an initiative aimed at donating over 8,500 care bags containing staple food items to underprivileged persons across the country over the festive season.
According to a statement by the lender, the move underscores the bank’s commitment to actively supporting the communities within which it operates and improving the plight of the less privileged in the society.
The UnionCare bags containing food items such as rice, beans, oil, salt, and stews were jointly funded by the bank and its employees.
The bags are being distributed in orphanages, nursing homes, slums and indigent communities across all the 36 states and the FCT in the spirit of the season.
The bank’s Head of Corporate Affairs and Corporate Communications, Ugochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem, was quoted as saying, “This is that time of the year when we look forward to celebrating with family and friends. Unfortunately many Nigerians cannot afford any such celebration.
“We launched this initiative to put smiles on as many faces as possible this season. Union Bank staff members are always ready to give to a good cause and their inspiring commitment to improving the lives of Nigerians through the UnionCares campaign is commendable.”
The statement noted that in the 2016 UnionCares4IDPs campaign, employees of the bank raised N15m which was matched with another N15m by the bank in donations to the Internally Displaced Persons in the North East.