BLACK LIVES MATTER: $40k Raised by Junior Girl Scout

Written by on June 10, 2020

A 9-year-old Junior Girl Scout raised $40,000 for black-owned Minneapolis businesses by selling homemade bracelets.

Kamryn Johnson is the daughter of former NFL wide receiver Ron Johnson. Dad purchased the raw materials and promoted the venture on his radio show. Kamryn and five girlfriends called their project “Bracelets for Unity and Justice.”

They spent untold hours crafting braided friendship bracelets in color combinations, including neon and glow-in-the-dark. They set up shop on her driveway like a Lemonade Stand and asked up to $5 per bracelet.

Kamryn’s dad said most customers ignored the price tag, (quote) “People are giving $10, $20, $50. One man pulled up out of nowhere and dropped off a $100 bill for one bracelet.” (The Washington Post)

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