"Every Penny for the Less Fortunate" echoed the heartfelt commitment of the three co-founders of "KINGZ & QUEENZ," a non-profit organization spearheaded by Jessica Tellewoyan, Lisa King, and Odell Scott Jallah. Despite residing in different parts of Sweden, these close friends united their efforts to initiate a fundraising endeavor aimed at supporting underprivileged children, particularly those living with disabilities, in their home country of Liberia.
In an interview conducted over Zoom with a member of the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) media team, the trio expressed their deep concern upon encountering numerous distressing images of disadvantaged Liberian children on social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp. This surge in such postings, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, spurred their determination to take action.
The sight of these images was described as heart-wrenching and unbearable by the three friends. Odell poignantly remarked, "Our children in Sweden are blessed with access to decent food, clothing, and shelter, unlike the suffering faced by many kids in Liberia." Jessica and Lisa echoed similar sentiments, highlighting the stark disparity in privilege between children in Sweden and those in Liberia, particularly those living with disabilities who face significant marginalization and lack access to basic necessities and education.
To realize their goal of aiding disabled children in Liberia, the trio launched a fundraising campaign under the theme "The Little You Give Can Make a Huge Impact." The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 18, 2020, at MALMSJÖBADET in Södertälje from 2 PM to 8 PM (Address: Malmsjön 110, 5023 Enhörna Södertälje). Food and beverages will be available for purchase at reasonable prices, with all proceeds dedicated to supporting disabled children in Liberia.
Jessica, Lisa, and Odell passionately appeal to all Liberians and friends of Liberia to join them in this noble cause. Jessica emphasized, "This initiative holds profound significance for us, as we aspire to extend assistance to these children in every possible way. They did not choose to be born with disabilities, yet they face such adversity. Let us unite and extend our support to them by attending this event!"