Six months ago, political reporter and former legislative director Lawrence O’Donell shared his experience of delivering 30 desks to a children’s classroom in Africa with viewers of his MSNBC show, The Last Word.
Inspired by the video of Malawi kids sitting on dirt floors, donations poured in — more than 2.3 million dollars — allowing him to deliver an incredible 46,000 desks, enough for every child in all four districts targeted.
Even better, the purchasing impact created with Lawrence’s K.I.N.D. fund — Kids In Need of Desks — has also brought jobs to the small factories in Malawi that manufacture the wooden desks.
For information on how to donate to the fund, which is a UNICEF partnership, visit LastWordDesks.MSNBC.com or call 1-800-FOR-KIDS (1-800-367-5437).
WATCH the MSNBC video below to see the Malawi transformation…