Brooklyn Park Man Helps Families Buy School Supplies
A Brooklyn Park native is on a mission to help families as the new school year approaches. After the deaths of George Floyd and Daunte Wright, Clint Draughn started a nonprofit called Honored 2 Help.
Draughn says he couldn’t sit back and not support people who were struggling emotionally and financially. To do his part, he decided to hold a family fun event to assist students and families who might have a hard time buying school supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We want to make sure that kids are getting back acclimated to everyday life and normal life. So, we want to give back, get them the backpacks filled with school supplies, and help the families that are maybe having a tough time,” said Draughn.
CEAP donated over 500 backpacks for the event. However, organizers need supplies to fill those backpacks. You can drop off items at the Brooklyn Park Fire Department Central Station or the Honored 2 Help website.
The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m on Aug. 21, at the Zanewood Recreation Center. There will be food, games and giveaways.