BRISTOL – DK Movement brought sports equipment and art supplies to the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Cambridge Park Clubhouse Thursday, as they look to continue in their mission of giving back to the community.
DK Movement’s clothing brand owners, Derek Jones and Kelly Houston, said they had seen a post on social media saying that area children in the neighborhood could make use of the donation by bringing some initial sports equipment.
Among some of the activities Jones said he would like to become involved with in the neighborhood is bringing a group of like-minded fathers together to discuss the importance of working with youth and providing positive support. He noted that he had once lived within Cambridge Park for a time in his youth.
“It was nice to come down, see the facility and meet everyone and maybe put some plans in place to get more resources for the facility,” said Jones. “I feel that fathers being involved will trickle down to a closer family unit because that’s what’s missing. Some kids don’t get to see their fathers often.”
Both Houston and Jones said they felt it was important to speak with children about community leaders and what it takes to overcome individual adversity. Houston said she would be open to working with area mothers as well.
“The club staff and kids are thankful for the donation. We definitely will utilize the supplies this summer for Cambridge Park,” said Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Vice President of Development Jay Maia.
Clubhouse staff said that around 300 children can potentially be serviced a year at the Cambridge Park location. The club works with students in academics, field trips, efforts to help teach youth etiquette, hygiene and more. Around 190 units exist within Cambridge Park.