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Four years ago— I was homeless, and addicted to drugs & alcohol. The birth of my daughter, Amelia, became the catalyst of my own self-growth. I’m proud to say that today, I’m 3 years sober, and the owner of Just A Dad From Akron. I grew up in the Akron/Kenmore neighborhood and felt driven to inspire change in my community. In March 2020, I made the decision to launch Just A Dad From Akron. It would be more than just a brand. I thought to myself, “This is a movement.” A Movement built to inspire anyone in the community who would listen, to “Be the change Akron needs”. Just A Dad From Akron sells apparel printed with our branding and positive messages to empower the wearer. From there, we use a portion of the proceeds to host free events and offer relief to the community through different outreach programs. Some of our favorite events would include our “Back 2 School” event hosted in connection with 4 Bro’s & A Sis Lemonade Stand, Not Just October, Ethicrace & HallOfFame Barbershop. Where together we gave away over 450 backpacks stuffed with school supplies, free lunches, and haircuts. Our “Feed The City” event where we were able to provide 500 free meals to our community. And our most annual “Christmas Present Giveaway” which was able to provide Christmas presents for over 200 families in need. Our goal is to continue providing service to the community in hopes to promote change, positivity and inspiration. Thank you, yeah you, for being a part of this movement. // CEO/FOUNDER — Kenny Lambert
Together, this is what we've achieved so far—
“The honor and the priviledge is all mine. You talk about a key word, and that word is “Inspiring.” And that’s not lost on me. I need to find inspiration, just like we find inspiration in our kids and everybody else. Just to find that inspiration and what comes next.”
A Word From Mayor Dan Horrigan at our Storefront Grand Opening —
"The honor and the priviledge is all mine. You talk about a key word, and that word is "Inspiring." And that's not lost on me. I need to find inspiration, just like we find inspiration in our kids and everybody else. Just to find that inspiration and what comes next."