The Lesotho Funeral Services (LFS) donated winter jackets worth M20 000 to Prime Minister Thomas Thabane at State House yesterday.
The LFS Deputy Managing Director, Tefo Mapesela, said the clothing was meant to support Dr Thabane in his efforts to support vulnerable children and women across the country.
The premier’s current winter support drive is meant to ensure no families struggle with this year’s bitter cold.
The jackets will be distributed through various channels, which include public gatherings.
“We received a letter from the Prime Minister’s Office requesting our support for his initiative to help keep vulnerable families warm and also provide any other forms of support to the needy.
‘Today we are here to respond to his noble request,” Mr Mapesela said.
“We are here to present these winter jackets, which will be handed over to vulnerable children and women in villages around the country by our prime minister.
“We decided to give in our own way because we were touched by Dr Thabane’s thoughtfulness.
“We have no doubt that these jackets will reach the intended beneficiaries and help brighten their faces.”
He added their efforts are also in line with the company’s corporate social responsibility programmes, which seek to plough back into the community.
“While our core services include ensuring that the departed are kept and buried decently, we also care about the welfare of the living.
“We would like to see our programmes continue to touch and improve the lives of many people. We are aware that it is through collaborations like this that we are able to give to where support is needed the most.”
Expressing his appreciation, Dr Thabane said remembering the underprivileged through giving is the foundation of Christianity.
“In the Bible, Jesus Christ educates us on the importance of giving to the needy, for when we give to the poor, we give to Him.
“As a result, in our everyday work, we should apply this Godly principle of giving. That way, we know we will be doing good and working for the kingdom of God,” Dr Thabane said.
Dr Thabane called on everyone who has something to spare this winter to give to those in need.
“God will always remember those who are not tight-fisted. He will not abandon those who will always have something to spare for the poor.”