Strengthening South Carolina Communities through Global Service while Reconnecting to Our Past
Low Country Aid to Africa is an ecumenical initiative to channel resources from South Carolina to communities in Africa in response to the continent’s ever-widening social and health crises. Its wider goal includes educational and volunteer opportunities for South Carolinians to become better acquainted with our historic ties to Africa.
To date, LCAA has raised more than $120,000 that has helped our partner non-profits
keep families of orphaned children in South Africa together, and build a wing on a hospital in Malawi. LCAA funds have also helped pay for emergency AIDS drugs for people in South Carolina, and the rebuilding of homes destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.
According to LCAA chair Lucille Whipper, every dime raised by the all-volunteer group goes directly to assisting people in need. “We stay in close touch with those we are helping so we can see exactly what our resources from South Carolina are doing in Africa,” she said.
The group’s primary source of income is an annual jazz concert in Charleston, which features extraordinary local musical talent and Low Country cuisine. The next annual “Evening of Entertainment” will be January 28, 2012. Don’t miss it.