Bolt – Europe’s and Africa’s fastest growing transportation service made it easy for people across the country to give back during Ramadan.
Bolt riders in Lagos and Abuja joined in a mass collection effort aimed at bringing hope to the less fortunate by donating clothes, canned food items, toiletries, and other non-perishable goods. People were able to donate using a special category on the Bolt app on Wednesday, May 29th. Drivers arrived at the pickup locations and collected donations free of charge.
Over 1000 clothes and hundreds of food items and toiletries were donated and delivered to SOS Children’s Villages in Isolo, Lagos and various IDP camps across Abuja. In a statement by Gboyega Fadowole-Aje, National Fund Development and Communication Coordinator at the SOS Children’s village, he commended Bolt for their partnership and immense support towards contributing in enriching the lives of children and young people in the program of SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria and expressed hope that this would continue.
Regional Manager for Bolt in West Africa, Uche Okafor said: “The spirit of Ramadan is one of sharing and giving, values which are at the heart of our organization. This campaign was designed so that people across the country could help those in need without worrying about traffic or how to donate. At Bolt, we are committed to making urban transportation easier and more accessible to everyone and with this campaign, we are glad to have united people across Nigeria to make a difference in their communities.”