Kirkpatrick Hosts Back-to-School Shopping Spree

180709-kirkpatrick-shopping-2

Dre Kirkpatrick took 19 elementary students in Gadsden, AL on a shopping spree, including shoes, clothes and lunch.

"Some of these kids, they just need a positive role model," Kirkpatrick told WVTM 13 in Alabama. "Somebody to be able to reach out and touch. Even if it's for a couple of hours, because that couple of hours could change a kid's life or change the direction of how they think."

180709-kirkpatrick-shopping-3

Kirkpatrick's foundation, 21 Kids Foundation, focuses on being an early resource to at-risk or disadvantaged children through mentorships, academic and emotional support and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.

180709-kirkpatrick-shopping-1

"I try to give these kids the message that you can achieve anything you put your mind to," Kirkpatrick said.

180709-kirkpatrick-shopping-4

Advertising