Helping Hands for Africa developed by Brigid Desmond Ogugua

Container #UACU 52471161, seal#0004456.

This container project was developed for an African-American family originally from Nigeria. Helping Hands for Africa was developed by Brigid Desmond Ogugua and her sisters to honor their late mother’s memory. Brigid is one of 9 children from Nigeria. She came to America as a young teenager, and excelled at public service in Washington and Harrisburg. The family worked all winter collecting items and funding for the project that elevated local clinics and schools in Nigeria. Although customs was miserable, we have received photos of the distribution, and this dedicated family was able to make a difference in Africa’s most populous country.