MIAMI (CBS4) – Trayvon Martin’s parents spent Friday giving out backpacks and school supplies to kids who need them. They’re giving back through the Trayvon Martin Foundation created in memory of their son.
“The Foundation was started to try to redirect negative energy sadness into something positive,” said Sybrina Fulton, Martin’s mother.
For about 100 kids in Opa-locka, it was a chance to go back to school with the supplies they need.
“I got a black backpack with a folder pencils and everything else I need for school,” said Clarence Hall.
Although many of the children are too young to understand what happened to Trayvon Martin, older students and their parents realized how much it meant for a mom and dad who lost their son to make sure other kids are ready for school.
“They have a really big heart even though something traumatic like this happened with their son they just want to give back so I’m really appreciative I’m very appreciative,” said Latanya Whittingham.
“I think it’s really nice of them to do that it’s also kind of sad but still it’s really generous of them to do that for the kids,” added Fiona Noguera, a student.
Martin’s parents hoped every book bag spreads a message of caring.
“One of the purposes is to give back to the community another thing is just to show the kids how important it is to us that our education is important, said Sybrina Fulton.
Now that the students have the supplies to succeed, the kids are ready to get back to class Monday morning.