U.S.-Africa Children’s Fellowship to relocate to Greenpoint after Floyd Bennett Field leasing issue

The organization sends supplies to impoverished children across Africa.

The organization sends supplies to impoverished children across Africa. (5/7/13)

BROOKLYN - After five years on the grounds of Floyd Bennett Field, a Brooklyn charity will be relocating to Greenpoint due to land-leasing issues inside the park.

Volunteers at U.S.-Africa Children’s Fellowship say the move will waste time and money that could be better used for shipping school supplies overseas.

Founder and Brooklyn resident Mark Grashow started the nonprofit organization in 2003. It collected books, clothing, toys and other supplies inside shipping containers, which are then sent to impoverished children in 250 schools throughout Africa.

Grashow says the move will not deter the group from making a positive impact on the region.

The organization will soon be relocating their shipping containers to Greenpoint. Their next shipment will be sent to Zimbabwe sometime this summer.

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