Once again, Nikki Laoye and her Angel 4 Life Foundation are geared up to support the visually impaired community via their project initiative, The #BuyACane Project, a fundraising campaign to help purchase white guide canes, which are mobility aids for blind and visually impaired persons.
The project is an ongoing initiative by the Foundation since 2012 in support of the International White Cane Day which holds on the 15th Of October, every year. This is a special day celebrated across the globe to support and encourage the independence & achievements of visually impaired persons.
The #BuyACane Project is a special campaign undertaken by Nikki Laoye who has an adopted blind brother,Adeola who is an executive official of the Nigeria Association of the Blind (Lagos Chapter).
Every year, Nikki Laoye and her team help to support the Lagos celebrations of the International White Cane Day and this year, the Association will be having a white cane walk on the 15th of October in Ikoyi with the theme “KEEPING THE BLIND MOVING” to create further awareness on the plight and facilities required for visually impaired students and individuals in Nigeria with emphasis on Lagos State.
Since 2012, Nikki Laoye has solicited the participation of kind hearted Nigerians and major celebrities such as Sammie Okposo, Funke Kuti, Yaw and Nedu of Wazobia FM, Kiki Omeili, Mc Abbey and more in the #BuyACane Project and the White Cane Walk as they supported the mobility needs of their visually impaired brothers and sisters.
White canes are purchased every year by Nikki Laoye’s Angel 4 Life Foundation from outside the country and they are distributed freely to the hundreds of visually impaired youths that require them for their mobility and easy identification on the streets as they move around independently.
These canes are not readily available in Nigeria and most impaired persons can’t afford them therefore your donation will help to purchase these canes and further support their independence.
Each Cane is sold at 3,500 naira and you can be a part of this great initiative by buying one or more canes today.
Kindly make your donations payable with the remark “Buy A Cane” to:
Account name: Nikki Laoye’s Angel 4 Life Foundation
Account number: 0139296779
Sort Code: 058152081
Bank SwiftCode: GTBINGLA
Bank Name: GTBank
For further information about the #BuyACane Project, Contact Nikki Laoye’s Angel 4 Life Foundation
Twitter: @A4LFoundation @NikkiLaoye