There has been a lot of negative media surrounding celebrities and black men these days. So much so, we rarely get the opportunity to see them in a positive light or effecting change within their community. With the expansion of social media and the bias in the news, we are constantly fed negativity about our community. The way society has molded the images of black people, it would almost seem there is not an ounce of humanity within the black community
But I’ll be the first to tell you that is far from the truth. Newly drafted, basketball star of the Boston Celtics, Jayson Tatum has started his celebrity status off with lending a helping hand. A native of St. Louis, Tatum is collaborating with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis to bring our community, our country closer together. Tatum is aiding the organization in getting the city involved with providing relief for hurricane victims in Houston & Florida.
Members from all ten locations have launched a challenge to collect the most supplies that will be directly delivered to the young people who attend the clubs in Houston & Florida. It’s hard to imagine but some of these Clubs lost EVERYTHING
Tatum said, “TOGETHER we can support the rebuilding of the Clubs in the affected communities and help reignite the Club members vision to have a safe place to go each day where they are prepared for a bright future!”
To honor the hard work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis members collecting donations, Tatum has agreed to visit and have lunch with the local St. Louis Club that collects the most supplies!
The supplies that are needed, but not limited to include:
Water, toiletries, canned food, wipes, girl’s hygiene products, deodorant, shampoo, batteries, flashlights, new bedding, board games and arts & crafts supplies.
If you would like to assist in anyway with helping those in need, please drop off at any supplies at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis locations or CALL 314-335-8340 for more information.