We’re told Dorchester native Lawrence O’Donnell, the occasionally cranky host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell,” will be honored at the UNICEF Gala Boston award dinner on May 23, 2018. O’Donnell has been involved with UNICEF USA since 2010, when he teamed with the organization to create Kids in Need of Desks (K.I.N.D.) to help students in Malawi. To date, K.I.N.D. has raised more than $15 million and provided more than 200,000 desks to a half-million youngsters in Malawi. The idea for K.I.N.D was sparked by a visit O’Donnell made to Malawi in 2010.