15 Year Old Ghanaian Boy in the U.S Featured by the Washington Post for Raising $70,000 For Charities In His Community

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A 15-year-old Ghanaian boy living in the U.S.A has caught the eye of the Washington Post newspaper for his incredible work.

Adom Appiah, at such a tender age, has managed to raise over $70,000 for charity causes – which he donates to charity organizations in his community.

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Simply incredible!

The Ghanaian prodigy is currently in high school in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Both to Ghanaian parents Marjorie and Kofi Appiah, he got the spirit of philanthropy from them as they used to organize book drives for kids, joined backpack giveaways, served food to the hungry and delivered Christmas presents to children with incarcerated parents.

He conceived his current foundation, named ‘Ball4Good’, after he was given a school assignment in 7th grade to work on service projects.

He raises money by organizing annual charity basketball games involving local community leaders and college and professional athletes.

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His annual games draw crowds of up to 800 people and have helped him raise $70,000 over the past 3 years.

He donates the proceeds to charities in his community dealing with various causes including autism, the homeless and abused children.

Due to his outstanding work with Ball4Good, Adom recently received the 2019 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honouring outstanding young leaders.

He received a $10,000 prize of which he donated half to charity – with the other half to be put in his college fund.

Read Adom’s full remarkable story at the Washington Post.

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com


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