Actress and host of the ‘One Show’ on Viasat1, Joselyn Dumas on Boxing Day, December 26 donated GH¢1000 to the Children’s Block of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
After the donation, an excited Joselyn said, “The reason why I’m doing this is, I think because Christmas is a time of giving and giving selflessly. I thought about what to do this time around. Yes I did the partying and everything else but I realized that I need to be able to impact certain lives or do something to put a smile or some else’s face. I was blasting on my twitter that make sure that this Christmas, make sure you put a smile on some else’s face and I thought why not the children.
“There are lots of charities out there…I mean I could definitely start my own charity but I’d rather donate into existing charities because it’s the same thing – it’s a good cause. So why not the children?”
She continued by saying that instead of going to the beach on 26th December to have fun, she decided to celebrate the day with the children.
According to her, the look on the faces of the children as she toured the wards, confirmed that indeed they appreciated what she had done for them.
She said that was rewarding for her.
“I would want to set up a foundation not for one thing in particular but I will set up a foundation to have enough funds to be able to give to different causes; HIV, Cancer, Children’s Wards. I would like to have something there where I can always dig in and donate when I have to,” she also said.
Joselyn Dumas and her team will be donating to charity every Easter and Christmas.
They are also nursing the idea of building a block for one of the children’s hospital in Ghana.
The donation was part of Citi FM’s ‘Help Christmas Child Project’ where the station organized a party for the children. Also present was Miss Universe Ghana 2011 queen, Yayra Nego.