Local Southern Christian Leadership Conference Chapter Partners with powerful law firm to help Black children from a low income community in North Carolina
NATIONWIDE–(BlackNews.com) — While the past year might have been dominated by politics, it’s important to remember what unites us all, and that’s family and our sense of community. Often times when breaking news reports are pumped out stories seeking our attention, the heartfelt action of compassion and community support seem to fade into the background.
One such moment of generosity and civic engagement for the betterment of a small community happened in North Carolina this past holiday season. Roanoke Valley Southern Christian Leadership Conference partnered with Oak Grove Baptist Church and Six 38 Dance Ministries in a toy distribution serving more than 50 children of the Roanoke Valley
This generous contribution included a large collection of handpicked must have educational tools such as e-readers and laptops to capture a child’s imagination and promote equality and support for the Roanoke Valley community.
The benefactor of this charitable donation was Amsterdam & Partners LLP, an award-winning International Crisis Law Firm based in Washing-ton, DC and London. Roanoke Valley SCLC President and Oak Grove Pastor, Charles E. McCollum, received the items along with Phyllis Caine, Com-munity Service Consultant, Halifax County DSS, Oak Grove and Six 38 member and Kevin Kimble, Executive Director of American Innovation & Opportunity Fund Work-force Development.
“We’re so appreciative of groups like Amsterdam & Partners that help support families and children in need,” said Kimble. SCLC Roanoke Valley Chapter remains devoted to the
promoting the remarkable i-deals and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the families of our wonderful community.
It’s important we continue to tell the stories of selfless acts of kindness, especially when
they impact those communities that benefit from it most.