Henry Repeating Arms, based in Bayonne, New Jersey, is no stranger to charity. Company president Anthony Imperato has been involved in a number of philanthropic contributions through the years—the latest of which has the goal of helping a 3-year-old boy born with a rare medical condition.
Henry Arms designed and donated 33 custom Henry Golden Boy rifles to raise funds for little Brayden, an Indiana boy who was born prematurely at 3 pounds, 2 ounces with his intestines outside his abdomen. This post from theoutdoorwire.com says the surgery to remedy his condition led to infections. Now, Brayden’s organs, save for his heart and lungs, need to be replaced.
Imperato offered the family assistance through the Guns for Great Causes branch of Henry. The 33 special edition rifles were auctioned off and sold across the country to raise funds for Brayden’s family to help pay for anti-rejection medication required for such a transplant operation.
The first gun of the series with the serial number “BRAYDEN01” was auctioned on gunbroker.com and sold on October 16 for $3,525. The remaining rifles were sold directly through Henry Repeating Arms for $750 each and sold out in a matter of hours on the first day they were offered. All told, a total of $27,525 was raised—all of which will be given to Brayden’s family for medical expenses.
Last year, we reported on Henry’s charitable contributions when the company presented a Military Service Tribute Rifle to VFW Commander-in-Chief John W. Stroud and recognized five distinguished vets with tribute rifles of their own. Then he surprised the VFW with a $50,000 donation in the name of his father, who served in the Korean War.
Earlier in the year, Imperato honored more vets at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Nashville, Tennessee.
John B. Snow was on hand when Imperato presented the rifles at the NRA banquet. “There must have been 30 servicemen and servicewomen on that stage before he was through,” wrote Snow. “I don’t wish to embarrass Anthony, who is a friend, but he could barely control his emotions during the ceremony as he recounted the sacrifices those men and women had made on behalf of our country. It was no publicity stunt.”
In December 2015, Henry partnered with the Kids & Clays Foundation in their national series of sporting clay events to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provides assistance for critically ill children and their families throughout the country.
Henry made a generous donation of 100 Golden Boy Silver rifles with a special Kids & Clays logo and custom serial numbers. The guns have been featured at all 2016 Kids & Clays/Ronald MicDonald House sporting clay events, according to this story from ammoland.com.
Also in December of last year, Henry designed and donated 42 special Golden Boy rifles to help fund an Alabama toddler’s cancer treatment, according to americanrifleman.com. The “Fight Like A Kid” tribute edition .22 cal. rifles carried a laser engraving on the stock.
And the list goes on from there. Henry truly is a gun company that gives back.