MN Girl’s Bracelet Stand Raises over $20,000 for Relief Efforts
With the help of some friends, support of the community and some grit and determination, a 9-year old Minnesota girl has raised over $20,000 to go towards Minneapolis relief.
Five days ago on May 31, Kamryn Johnson -- daughter of former Gophers star wide receiver Ron Johnson -- decided she wanted to do something good. With a little inspiration from her parents, she set up a bracelet stand in her front lawn.
"Bracelets for sale," the sign read. "Proceeds go to help Minneapolis families in need." Her dad -- a local radio and TV sports analyst -- tweeted a photo of Kamryn and her stand.
Within hours Kamryn had already made over $200 from drive-by sales and over $2,100 through Venmo donations!
It didn't take long before the media showed up. Fox 9's Hobie Artigue arrived with treats for the kids and wore his bracelet home.
Even a Domino's delivery driver stopped by to donate his tips!
Some local celebrities including Lynx player Rachel Banham, University of Minnesota President Joan Gable and FOX 9 anchor Dawn Mitchell even showed up to support!
In five days, Kamryn's #RestoreMinneapolis fund has raised over $20,000! She even made her 5-year old sister pay for a bracelet!
"The support has been amazing," said Johnson in a recent Tweet, "but please don’t lose sight a month from now. #RestoreMinneapolis & #JusticeForFloyd must continue. We must continue face these racial issues head on."
If you'd like to donate to Kamryn's relief fund, you can Venmo Ron Johnson at RonJohnJr3.