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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Local Southern Christian Leadership Conference Chapter Partners With Powerful Law Firm to Help Black Children From a Low Income Community in North Carolina

Roanoake Valley Southern Christian Leadership Conference toy distribution

Nationwide — 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 Ministry in a toy distribution serving more than 50 children of the Roanoke Valley Community.

This generous contribution included a large collection of handpicked ‘must-have’ toys of 2017, 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 Washington, DC and London. Roanoke Valley SCLC President and Oak Grove Pastor, Charles E. McCollum received the items along with Phyllis Caine, Community Service Consultant, Halifax County DSS, Oak Grove and Six 38 member and Kevin Kimble, Executive Director of American Innovation & Opportunity Fund-Workforce 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 ideals 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.

For more details, contact:
Dr. Charles E. McCollum, Sr., President
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
P.O. Box 463
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870


Kevin B. Kimble, Esq.
KBK Consulting Group