As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) towards providing for indigent members of the community, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), City of David is retailing donated clothes, shoes, bags and other household items to fund the treatment of less privileged patients with kidney disease.
The initiative, through its charity shop project: “Its New To Me”, set up by His Love Foundation, a charity arm of RCCG, will sell new and fairly-used cloths and household items, in over three shops located across Lagos State, to impact the lives of over two million citizens.
According to the Chief Operating Officer of the charity organisation, Olubukola Aneke, the vision of the church is to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ by changing lives, regardless of religion or ethnicity, which is achieved by retailing donated items given by friends, families and church members, to generate funds for charity work.
She said the charity shop, whose benchmark is Oxfam, was establish 10 years ago with the focus of helping indigent citizens, adding that it will not only generate funds for treatment of renal diseases, but has also clothed widows, and the less privileged who can’t afford to buy clothes, while the items donated are sold at subsidised rates.
“The name, ‘It’s new to me’ means that something old to you could be new to someone else. The first thing is that we clothe and the second is that we raise funds.
We sell the donated items at a subsidised rate, for N100, N200, N300, N1,000, N2,500 and more. It depends on the type of item. We receive good and quality items, some of them are new, and some are used but not worn out.”