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Trae tha Truth's ice cream shop, which hires those with special needs, finally taking applications

Howdy Homemade Ice Cream in Katy is scheduled its grand opening July 22. Here's how to apply.
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Trae Tha Truth shows off a Cubby Bear, aimed to help kids with special needs

HOUSTON — Trae tha Truth is a name associated with rap, activism, and very soon ice cream! His latest initiative, Howdy Homemade Ice Cream in Katy, is finally accepting applications.

The artist announced earlier this summer he had bought into the franchise, bringing it up to three locations in Texas. Howdy Homemade Ice Cream is aimed at giving job experience to those with autism, Down syndrome and other special needs persons who are often overlooked in the workforce.

It's a cause close to the rapper's heart. His teenage son, D'Neeko, was born with a chromosome abnormality that caused developmental delay, intellectual disability and other growth complications.

Trae tha Truth already has a non-profit organization dedicated to providing advocacy and much-needed resources to those living with special needs and unique circumstances. Last year, the activist partnered with Cubby Love Bears to design special teddy bears that help non-verbal children better communicate with their parents and caregivers.

RELATED: This teddy bear helps nonverbal, autistic kids talk to their parents. Trae Tha Truth is supporting the local mom who makes them.

On Wednesday, the rapper posted on Instagram the new location wants to give everyone a chance to apply, and they're hiring "smiling faces."

Click here to apply.

If you have additional questions or need assistance, please email rod@howdyhomemadekaty.com or call 713-331-1950.

Howdy Homemade Ice Cream in Katy will have its grand opening July 22 at 6:30 p.m.

It's a special date recognized each year in Houston as Trae Day. It's meant to honor Trae tha Truth for his commitment to uplifting others. Over the years, he is given financial support to countless families impacted by natural disaster, started various inner-city programs and has marched on the front line of today's most pressing civil rights issues.

Trae Day has become a day of community service and coming together. And this year, it could mean enjoying a double-scoop of Dr. Pepper chocolate chip ice cream at Howdy's!

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