Opening Hearts Foundation
Poverty is a very complicated issue but feeding a child isnt.
In the world we live in today hunger and starvation amongst children have continued to be on the rise. The Children’s agency says that there are 2½ million starving children in Nigeria and only about 20 percent of these get help.
Opening Hearts Foundation is a non-profit organisation and an initiative of Kadine’s Soup Pot is committed to providing food, drinks, water, medicals & emergency aid to disadvantaged children in our community in Lagos state especially during festive periods and in times of crisis through our Christmas & Easter outreach program.
At Opening Hearts Foundation, we feel the heartache of seeing children from impoverished backgrounds as they watch others from more privileged backgrounds enjoy seasons of joy with no recourse to them.
For this reason, we have undertaken to create memories that these less privileged children can cherish for the rest of their lives.
We are a platform where people voluntarily express their care for children in need.
We believe that children are the future of our nation.
We provide succor to disadvantaged children between the ages of 1 to 12 years old as well as some special needs children in our community.
These are children mostly found on the streets, some live with their parents struggling to make a daily living, while some live on their own, getting little or no care at all.
It has been an amazing journey since we started our Outreach Programs. Over the last 3 years, we have successfully completed a total of 19 Outreach Programs.
We are able to do this through the collection & financial contributions we individuals & organization that care.
Our Past Events.
Our maiden edition in collaboration with ‘Foodmeetsnaija” program “Charity with food” 2018, 500 Children were fed, drawn from 10 Orphanages in Lagos at JJT Park Ikeja-Lagos.
In collaboration with ‘Foodmeetsnaija” program “Charity with food” 2018, 500 Children were fed in Banana Community, Ajegunle-Lagos State.
1000 Disadvantaged children were fed in 3 Locations in Agege, New Oko-Oba & Gudugba Street(Iju-Ishaga Road).
Icebox Nigeria, Smileexpressfactory, Flourishcakes donated physical items & financial donations from individuals, family, friends & wellwishers.
Easter Outreach 2020 (12 Sundays in APRIL & MAY 2020)
4000 Children were fed during COVID-19 Pandemic in 5 Communities in Iju-ishaga.
1500 facemasks & sanitizers were distributed & a talk session on personal hygiene & safety precautions.
PP Densa products, Athalia Ventures International & Medical Center donated physical items & financial donations from individuals, family, friends & wellwishers.
1700 Children were fed in 6 Locations (5 locations in Iju-Ishaga axis & 1 location in Ajegunle-Banana community) in a party ambience with music, mascots & gifts were provided by Hallmark Capital, medicals by Athalia Ventures International & Medical Center with donations from individuals, family, friends and wellwishers.
2500 Children were fed in 7 locations (6 locations in Iju-Ishaga axis & 1 location in Ajegunle-Banana community)
Athalia Ventures International & Medical Center as a major sponsor, Deborah initiative, Mother & Child Blog, Wives & Mother Blog, Lifeafternaija blog as collaborators & donations from individuals, family, friends and wellwishers.
2500 Chirldren were feed in 8 locations. (5 locations in Iju-Ishaga axis, 1 location in Ogba, 1 location in Ketu & 1 location in Ajegunle)
We had collaborations from Foodcrowdy who provided Rice, Sivo who provided deworming medication for 1000 Children Lagosmums who provided social media support & awareness Allibutchers who provided Beef, Brandwarriors who provided branding Bodybyayaya who feed 1000 children and finanical donations from individuals, family, friends & well-wishers who want to remain anonymous.
2500 Children were feed in 8 locations. (5 locations on Iju-Ishaga axis, 1 location in Ogba, 1 location in Ketu & 1 location in Ajegunle)
We had collaborations from Dr. Olajumoke Oke of Athaliah Spa who supported us medically with Vitamin C drugs for 1000 Children, Brandwarriors who provided branding Vivid Imagination, Bodybyayaya & Ovation Media who feed 250 children respectively with financial donations from individuals, family, friends & well-wishers who want to remain anonymous.
Communities we work with
-Anjorin Street-Iju road
-Ifelodun Community Elliot Iju-Shaga
-Yakayana Street – Obawole
-Isholiki Street- Abule-Egba
-Ebun Street- Ogba
-Alfred William Str, Station Bustop- Iju-Shaga
-Chief Orazulike Rd – Pipline ( Fagba)
-Yomi Are Street – New Oko – Oba
-Banana Community – Ajegunle
-Oko Agbon Community -Aboyi -Ketu
-Olufemi Olulade street, Puposhola, Abule-Egba
Disadvantaged children between the ages of 1-12 years old & teenagers with needs in very impoverished communities.