WICHITA, Kan. Davontae Harris, better known as the "Wichita Kid", delivered several car loads of school supplies to the Wichita Children's Home Friday.
"I'm just trying to get everyone out here and be aware of what the kids need," Harris explained.
Harris, recently drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals, is about to start NFL Training Camp, but took the time to launch a social media campaign this week, trying to gather support for the kids at Wichita Children's Home.
This Friday we will be headed out to @WichitaChildren to help provide these #wichitakids with a good start to the school year. If you are interested in helping out, you can drop off school supplies at Omnicut Motivational fitness on 11050 e. Central 67206 We appreciate it. pic.twitter.com/H4mX7v61mO— Davontae Harris (@the24elite) July 18, 2018
"There was a time in my life where I was that kid, and I needed something," Harris recalled. "I needed guidance, a backpack, or school supplies. Nobody was able to give it to me, but now I have a platform, and I'm able to get it to those kids."
He and his longtime friend Daniel Aleman came up with the idea and delivered the supplies Friday. Afterward, Harris met with kids at the home.
"It's really hard to have no confidence going into the school year," Aleman said. "When you have a little bit of confidence, or that drive to want to be better, and prove to everyone that you want more... this helps a little bit. That gives them that extra edge, or push, to feel like they can take on the world."