In Malawi, only 1 in 5 school children can sit at a proper desk. On that trip, Mr. O’Donnell was able to furnish a single classroom with desks in just one week by contacting UNICEF and funding production with local manufacturers.
Inspired, he agreed to spread the word about the great need in Malawi to his television audience. Since then, the K.I.N.D Fund has raised more than $5.6 million. By the end of 2013, the program will have enabled UNICEF to reach a total of 221,596 students.