B.A.P mean a lot to many of their fans, and these feelings extend past their music as fans appreciate their charitable efforts as well. As the season of giving is upon us, Babyz and Warriorz followed in B.A.P and Bang Yongguk’s charitable footsteps and recently worked diligently to raise money to go toward building a school tentatively named B.A.P Town in Ghana, Africa.
B.A.P’s Helping Hands collected donations through Pencils of Promise. As the fundraising page states,
B.A.P’s Helping Hands is coordinating the B.A.P Town School Campaign on behalf of BABYz all around the world to make B.A.P’s dream of building a school into a reality.
B.A.P’s School* is a non-profit project organized by fans who love B.A.P and wish to help honor them by giving education to those less fortunate. Pencils of Promise works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide education opportunities for children, no matter where they were born, or what resources they have.
Pencils of Promise have broken ground on over 200 schools throughout Ghana, Guatemala, and Laos. We are excited to join the Pencils of Promise movement that empowers lives around the world by increasing access to quality education for children in the developing world.
Please help us reach our fundraising goal by donating and generously helping us build B.A.P’s future school. Together BABYz can make a cherished dream come true for our six angels Yongguk, Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, Jongup and Zelo who love us unconditionally.
The non-profit fansite began accepting donations January 26, 2016. Through social media, affiliate sites and groups, and even a holiday online store, B.A.P’s Helping Hands worked tirelessly to help fulfill a dream of having a school in Africa in B.A.P’s name.
Even if there were fans who couldn’t donate monetarily, there were ways fans could help. Throughout the campaign, fans and supporters also had an opportunity to vote on logos for the school, share fanart, and vote on the name for the school.
As of November 25, 2016, donations exceeded the requested amount of $25,000. As of this writing, the group has collected $28,497.
Even though the donation goal has been met, the organization is still collecting donations through December 26, 2016. With the additional funds raise, B.A.P’s Helping Hands has other plans. With an additional $6000 past the target amount, donations will go toward e-readers for a classroom, while $10,000 goes toward a WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) infrastructure in an in-need community, while an additional $25,000 goes toward funding for teacher support and e-readers in the Ghana school the initial funds went toward.
There is still time to donate to this worthy cause. Potential donors can donate through the Pencils of Promise page. More details about donating and how to donate can be found on the B.A.P’s Helping hands website or through their Twitter and Facebook pages.
Congratulations, Babyz and Warriorz! Keep up the hard work!