RGB BUILDING SUPPLIES is appealing for help to provide young Ugandans with tools to support education and training in construction.
The company is lending its support to South West-based charity Amigos, which provides training in carpentry and building techniques, as well as apprenticeships.
Phil Pugsley, CEO of Amigos, said, “We are so grateful to have the opportunity to partner with RGB and their wonderful customers again.
“Please do not underestimate the value of a simple act of kindness to change lives, because that is what the giving of tools through this campaign is helping to bring about for young Ugandans.
“They already have the ‘heart’, Amigos gives them the training, and the local community can provide the tools, which together will help lift those we work with, their families and communities out of poverty.”
Dropping off donations
Between Monday 3rd February and Tuesday 31st March, carpentry and building tools, which can be used by the young people in their training, can be dropped into the collection bags at RGB’s branches. Amigos will then arrange for the donations to be collected, repaired and shipped.
Kevin Fenlon, CEO of RGB, said, “We were overwhelmed by the response and the generous donations made following our previous plea and we’re delighted to be working with Amigos again.
“This time the Tools for Africa appeal is specifically focusing on gathering carpentry and building tools, and we’d like to thank everyone who donates.”