Union Bank Donates ‘Care Bags’ to the Underprivileged

Union Bank, one of Nigeria’s leading financial institutions, 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.
This 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 36 states and the FCT in the spirit of the
Speaking on the UnionCares campaign, the Bank’s Head of Corporate Affairs and Corporate
Communications, Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem said:
“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 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.”
In the 2016 UnionCares4IDPs campaign, employees of the Bank raised an outstanding N15m
which was matched with another N15m by the Bank in donations to the Internally Displaced
Persons (IDPs) in the North East of Nigeria.
The funds raised in 2016 were used to provide much needed blankets for the IDPs during the
harsh harmattan season as well as the refurbishment of classroom blocks in Balhona Primary
and Hong Central Primary schools in Gombi and Hong Local Government Areas of Adamawa
State. A primary healthcare centre in Askira, Borno State was also refurbished and essential
medical supplies were donated.
In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Bank also launched ‘The Next 100 Fund’ this October,
which is a call for active private sector participation towards the actualization of some Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) with the long term goal of changing the trajectory of Nigeria and
setting the nation on the path of true and sustainable prosperity.
As Union Bank launches into its second century of service to Nigerians, the bank remains
committed to being a socially responsible organization, actively and sustainably supporting the
communities within which it operates.

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