The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) named Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers as the 2017 recipient of the NPA Outstanding Community Relations Award. Douglas Braswell, the company’s president, accepted the award at the Annual Awards Luncheon in July. The event was held at The Mirage in Las Vegas during Pawn Expo, the only national convention and trade show for the pawn industry.
With three locations in Central Arkansas, Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers supports several local charities by donating a percentage of each store’s sales as well as merchandise for auctions.
Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers is actively involved in local outreach groups, including The CALL of Pulaski County, Faulkner County Boys & Girls Club, Children’s Advocacy Alliance, Exodus Project, Law Enforcement Officer Awards – 20th Judicial District, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Awards Banquet, and others. Additionally, in 2015, Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers donated 20 musical instruments to North Little Rock Middle School and provided a $1,000 grant earmarked for instrument refurbishment.
The Outstanding Community Relations Award was created in 2015 and is presented to an NPA Pawnbroker or Affiliate member company that advances the standard and quality of life in a community through public service or volunteerism.