Former Super Eagles star, Paul Okoku has forged a new and strong partnership with top international company in his quest to create a better and brighter future for less-privileged kids through his Great Tomorrow Children Foundation.
The foundation has teamed up with frontline American consulting firm, Deloitte in the area of caring for children in The Center for Grieving Children and Wish for Kids in the USA.
The Greater Tomorrow Children Foundation recently conducted a community service event that was sponsored by Deloitte Consulting LLP to help a local Orlando charity, New Hope for Kids, clean their facilities and throw a much-deserved ice cream party for the younger members of the local community.
New Hope for Kids achieved its mission through two programs – The Center for Grieving Children and Wish for Kids – which provide assistance to children and their families during some of life’s most difficult challenges.
New Hope for Kids consistently does profound work in aiding children through the grieving process after losing their loved ones and to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Central Florida.
They accomplish this by surrounding them with peers who share similar circumstances and they help alleviate the pain through constant sources of positive energy.
Through the years, Deloitte has sponsored many events such as this during the nationwide Impact day. This particular event with Greater Tomorrow ran concurrently with the many other charity events that were sponsored by Deloitte as part of their annual Impact Day.
Over 60 volunteers from Greater Tomorrow, Deloitte and New Hope for Kids were involved in the event. To commence the event, each organization began by sharing brief introductions and overviews of their respective organizations and the purpose for reaching out to do this amazing work for the Orlando community.
‘After all the speakers presented, everyone split up into multiple groups, each assigned a specific task.
The tasks included gardening, cleaning the facility, and prepping for the ice cream social.
Later in the day, the families and children who consistently reap the benefits of the much-needed care New Hope for Kids provides, arrived to enjoy the perfect solution to a hot summers’ day, ice cream.
The entire facility was illuminated by the massive accumulation of smiles, joy, and laughter. The happiness alone from the kids’ faces reaffirmed why organizations such as Greater Tomorrow, Deloitte, and New Hope play such an integral part of community empowerment.
Speaking on the partnership with Deloitte, 1984 AFCON silver-medal winner, Paul Okoku said he was glad that GTCF was able to impact the lives of children in the orphanage home, adding that it was the start of new collaborations with top companies in the world.
” With our help, we can expect many more collaborations with community organizations such as this in the future. Greater Tomorrow, Deloitte, and New Hope have set the standard of what positive contributions to a community should look like. It’s our duty to follow in their footsteps.
‘Greater Tomorrow Children’s Fund is a charity-based, USA IRS tax exempt approved 501(c)(3) organisation. All contributions and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.”
Recall that earlier this year, Greater Tomorrow Children’s Fund, donated 20,000 textbooks to 40 schools in Delta State, in another successful collaboration with a member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Nicholas Ossai from Delta State.