‘Donuts with Dad’ gives fathers a second chance as Valentine’s Day gift

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — On Tuesday, dads of the students at Winchester Elementary School got a special Valentine’s Day present: A chance to get back on their feet.

Over 100 father figures made it to the school for the “Donuts with Dad” event.

The school hosted professionals to help the parents learn how to get their high school diplomas on a budget, they had Department of Motor Vehicle representatives offering information about license reinstatement, Child Support Services to discuss father rights and others spoke about record expungement and finding a job.

“If there’s anything we can do to help make them better dads, make them more productive dads, then that’s what we want to do,” said William Taylor, an instruction facilitator at the school.

Memphis police talked about the citizen’s academy, recruitment and what these dads can do to improve their neighborhoods.

“They’re raising families and I’m ecstatic to see that these guys are part of the kids and part of raising their families; that’s what it’s about and it starts at home,” said Lt. Colonel Gregory Sanders with the Memphis Police Department.

Dads said it was information they can use or pass along, hoping to help brighten our community.

“You are a role model to your son, your daughter, whoever, you’re a role model to them and if you’re not doing anything that they should be inspired to do something better, then that’s just not good,” said Jerrmy Banks.

Memphis Police said they hope to expand these types of events throughout the community as well.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Latest News

More News

Watch Latest Videos

IRS announces inflation adjustments for 2021 tax year

Bright Spot: Demoir Book Store

Mississippi voting rights case is argued at US appeals court

Soldier dies during training exercise on Fort Campbell

3 kids shot at Louisville bus stop; more students shot in KS, VA and IL

More News