DTLR had the pleasure of hosting along side Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott, the First Annual Kickoff Classic featuring six of the top football programs in Baltimore City. Games started at 1pm , and by the last game start time at 7pm the stands were completely packed with students, alumni and football lovers to watch the two top Varsity teams in the city go head to head, Dunbar vs. Mervo.
With the level of devastation that rocked the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian, DTLR stores in Miami and Atlanta held drives to collect donates from generous members of the community. Items were then packaged and sent down to the people of the Bahamas. We wanted to show that we support our brothers and sisters in their time of need.
To our brothers and sisters over in the 🇧🇸 We will not stop until you guys are back up and running 🙌🏾•We will always support you guys! We know it’s going to take time but with all the help and support from everyone around the world, you all will be back better than ever. 💪🏾•❤️We care and we love y’all #BahamasStrong #DTLR #BahamasR...
Now that schools across the country are officially back in session, DTLR did its part by hosting back to school haircuts in over a dozen cities at over 20 store locations. Overall, 1, 163 youth received haircuts/braids from August 8th-September 7th, all in-store.
Texas native recording artist, Yella Beezy linked up with DTLR to host a Back 2 School Giveaway and Basketball game. He gave away over 100 book bags and school supplies to youth in need in Texas. We appreciate artist supporting our mission #DareToLiveRight and giving back to the communities that have groomed them and support them!
DTLR supported the non profit Justice 4 Jada in Detroit for a park dedication and fresh produce giveaway. This was the first time in the history of the city that an event like this took place, where a green space was re-named and dedicated to a citizen. Jada was 15 years old when she was tragically caught in gun fire a few years ago. Over the years her parents pushed efforts to reduce gun violence in the city of Detroit and finally the councilman decided to create a "safe haven" for the youth of Detroit in this park. DTLR was on site to provide over 5,000 pounds of fresh produce to residents in the park area.
Special shout out to linebacker Christian Kirksey @christiankirksey of the Cleveland Browns! Nothing feels better than linking up with someone who wants to invest in the youth of our Future! "Kirko" partnered with DTLR to distribute fresh sneakers to kids in the Cleveland area for the new school year and they couldn't
have been happier to spend some time with their community hero!
DTLR's was proud to be a part of the 5th Annual Cookout for the Homeless that took place in the infamous "Bum Park" in Central Baltimore. Hundreds of donations were received to make this event possible, from food to over 200 pairs of shoes, clothing and hygiene items. Volunteers from DTLR and across the city spent the entire day preparing meals, organizing items and spending time with those that are less fortunate. Barbers were even on site to give free haircuts.... On this particular day, everyone lived up to our motto #DareToLiveRight
In Prince George’s County, Maryland, Rapper YBN Cordae’s hometown, he distributed over 300 uniforms to his former Alma mater, Thurgood Marshall Middle School at the DTLR store in Iverson Mall. The schools principal contacted the 6th, 7th and 8th graders to come and receive a free uniform, pizza and photo ops with the artist.
Rain dont stop no show!! National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. DTLR sponsored this years activation in the Cedonia neighborhood of Baltimore, MD along side law enforcement officials of the neighborhood PAL center. Cotton candy, snowballs, popcorn, moon bounces, games, music and prizes were distributed to the 500+ residents of the Good Now Apartment Complex.