Backpacks available Tuesday from Detroit PAL

Backpacks available Tuesday from Detroit PAL

>>> HUNDREDS OF BACKPACKS A AVAILABLE FROM THE DETROIT POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE. JOINING US IS ROBERT JAMMERSON. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. >> EXCITED TO BE HERE. ANY TIME WE CAN ANSWER SOMEONE’S BLESSING IT’S A GREAT THING. >> THAT’S SO IMPORTANT ESPECIALLY WITH AWFUL THE KIDS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL. THEY NEED BLESSINGS WHEN THEY CAN. TELL US ABOUT THE DONATION FROM BRANDON AND CAR LEAN GRAHAM. >> DETROIT POWER ALUMNI COMING POCK. 600 BACKPACKS, YOU KNOW NEVER AT THIS TIME WHEN THERE’S CHALLENGES DISTRACTIONS THAT COME INTO PLACE. 600 BACKPACKS CUSTOMIZED FOR EACH KID THAT COMES HERE TODAY. >> THAT’S GREAT OF BRANDON AND CARLIN TO DO THIS FOR SO MANY KIDS. HOW DID THIS DONATION COME ABOUT? >> GRAHAM FAMILY, TEAM GRAHAM ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO GIVE BACK. IT’S A GREAT THING TO SEE WHEN THEY ARE OUT THERE. THEY PROSPER BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY THEY UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY CAME FROM. SO THEY REACHED OUT AND SAID WE WANT TO DO SOMETHING AGAIN THIS YEAR, BECAUSE THEY’VE DONE A LOT FOR DETROIT AND THE COMMUNITY BUT THEY CAME AND SAID LET’S DO IT AND PUT IT TOGETHER. THE DIRECTOR CUSTOMIZED EACH BAG FOR EACH KID AND HERE WE ARE, TOMORROW IS AN EXCITING DAY FOR 600 PLUS YOUTH. >> AND THERE’S MAYBE GOODIES INSIDE THESE BACKPACKS IS MY UNDERSTANDING, CORRECT? >> WHAT’S INTERESTING, I HAD A CHANCE TO PARTAKE IN SOME SHOPPING. AND DIRECTOR MARIA FRANKLIN CUSTOMIZED EACH BAGS IS IF SHE WAS SHOPPING FOR HER KIDS WHICH IS A SPECIAL THING. SO, THERE’S PENS AND MARKERS AND CRAYONS, BUT FOR EACH KID, EACH LEVEL. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, SCIENTIFIC CALCULATORS. WHO WANTS TO LOOK IN THEIR BAG AND THE TEACHER SAID IT’S TIME TO PULL OUR YOUR CALCULATOR, AND YOU DON’T HAVE ONE. WE WANT TO CUSTOMIZE IT TO MAKE SURE THERE’S NO BARRIERS TO PREVENT THEM FROM BEING THEIR VERY BEST. >> I LOVE HOW IT IS TAILORED FROM ELEMENTARY TO HIGH SCHOOL H. YOU TOUCH ON THIS. WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT FOR STUDENTS IN METRO DETROIT >> IN LOOKING AT NEWS, YOU HEAR COVID, COVID, ALL OF THE DISTRACTIONS AND CHALLENGES. THESE KIDS HAVE GONE THROUGH A LOT. ALL OF US HAVE GONE THROUGH A LOT. WE WANT TO REMOVE EVERY BARRIER WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING OUR YOUTH. THIS IS ONE THING, A SIM IMTHING, BUT IMPACTFUL THING FOR ALL OF OUR YOUTH >> HOW CAN KIDS GET ONE OF THESE BACKPACKS IF THEY ARE INTERESTED. >> AUGUST 24. WE CUSTOMIZED A TIME. 7:30 TO 1:00 P.M. IF YOU’RE GETTING OFF WORK, MAN, I NEED TO GET MY BACKPACK FROM 5:00 TO 7:00 P.M. HE WE NEED TO BE HERE. WE WANT TO THANK SPONSOR MEIJERS, AND TEAM GRAHAM. AND OTHERS, THANK YOU, ARE THEY’RE DOING GREAT THINGS IN THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF GIVING BACK. >> THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. ROBE JEIMERSON, I KNOW THESE KIDS WILL LOVE THESE
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Backpacks available Tuesday from Detroit PAL

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