Brooklyn Park Family Raises Money for African Nonprofit
For the last four years a Brooklyn Park family has hosted a pancake fundraiser to help a local nonprofit benefit kids in Nigeria. The nonprofit is called BIZAA, an acronym that stands for Basic Institute for Zonal African Advancement. The nonprofit help gets kids in Nigeria off the streets and back in the classroom.
“Education is valuable,” says Colby Harrer, the creator of the fundraiser Boys for BIZAA. “These kids need education to help them survive.”
Colby Harrer and his brother Quinton host the event every year. This year Colby made 900 pancakes and raised about four thousand dollars for BIZAA. Quinton held a clothing drive to benefit the same children. Each of the boys sponsors a child in Africa to afford the things they need to stay in school. The founder of the organization says BIZAA is not only beneficial to kids in Africa but also for children here in the states.
“BIZAA is having an impact on kids in America,” says Okey Anyanwu, the founder of BIZAA. “This is not just about doing good things beyond the ocean. American children are becoming better children by knowing that their counterparts in Africa don’t have all the opportunities and privileges they have.”