The money was raised in the school’s “Do Something” challenge, an annual event that teaches compassion, responsibility, caring and kindness.
Last year’s “Do Something” cause was relief for earthquake-devastated Haiti. The effort, sponsored by faculty member Gloria Scott-Richmond, is led by students representing each classroom.
“It is a significant effort, because this gift not only meets immediate, tangible needs in poverty-stricken areas of Africa, but it teaches these young students to take advantage of opportunities to help people who cannot help themselves,” said Bill George, a representative of World Missions.
The 2012 gift will be used to help fund feeding programs in four locations in Africa. The mission agency operates 14 orphanages throughout the continent that admit children regardless of their church affiliation.
Several of the homes, including those in Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, and Liberia, also sponsor feeding programs that bring in large numbers of children from surrounding areas for nutritious meals.