US  Baptist Church scouts raise more than $15,000 for Malawi school desks

Sixth Avenue Baptist Church Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack #3415 has raised more than $15,000 to be donated to the Kids in Need of Desks Fund Project.

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from Sixth Avenue Baptist Church raised more than $15,000 to buy school desks for children in Malawi. (Photo courtesy of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church)

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from Sixth Avenue Baptist Church raised more than $15,000 to buy school desks for children in Malawi. (Photo courtesy of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church)

The boys presented a check for $15,730.88 to the KIND Fund on Sunday December 14, 2014 at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. The donation will be used to fund desks for schools in Malawi, Africa as well as high school scholarships for Malawian girls. The scouts received contributions from the office of Mayor William Bell, Birmingham City Council members Steven Hoyt, Jay Roberson, and Kim Rafferty, the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church congregation and the Birmingham community.

The boys kicked off their fundraising during Hoyt’s annual “Party With a Purpose” in October. MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell, host of “The Last Word” show, founded the K.I.N.D. fund in partnership with UNICEF. O’Donnell has been a long-time advocate for the project. The scout pack’s 2013 donation of $18,067.75 remains the largest contribution to the project.

The Rev. John Cantelow, III, Pastor of Sixth Avenue, said the project has taught the scouts the importance of giving.

“Through this project, we are teaching them to serve and to give and that is vitally important,” Cantelow said. “They have put forth a concerted effort to give and it models what Christ did. He gave to so many people.”

Participating in the project will have a lasting impact on the scout, Cantelow said.

“Through their experiences with this project, giving will become apart of their DNA,” he said.

 

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4 thoughts on “US  Baptist Church scouts raise more than $15,000 for Malawi school desks”

  1. Real Patriot. says:

    This is what Malawians likes.Receiving handouts everytime.Taxes meant for development are being chewed by our greedy politicians buying expensive cars and building Hollywood type of houses for themselves.They don’t prioritise good things for their impoverished countries.I wonder for how long we are going to live on alms.Thanks for your kind gesture the kids from the US.

  2. ujeni says:

    This is embarassing to say the least, desks money all the way from US? What do we do with our taxes, paying a hoard of Ndata Village president advisors for doing handclapping at functions

  3. Che DNA says:

    And we have receiving DNA over here!!!!!!

  4. Good gesture please you the so called the icons of Malawi follow suit.

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