Carolyn Collins has been changing lives of students quietly for over four years. She is a custodian at Tucker High School, where she created "The Giving Closet." The closet is stuffed with shampoos, school supplies, snacks, and shoes. She noticed significant homelessness among the students at her school and decided to help by collecting items they could not otherwise afford.
The idea came from two students back in 2014 who started to bang on a cafeteria door around 6 a.m. She found them there so early due to living in a car with a parent and two other siblings. She wanted to help them and that's when she began to develop an idea to make items available for students.
Her full story and how many lives she has touched with her kind actions continues to be an inspiration to many.
Her 'Giving Closet' full of free items for homeless and low-income students has drawn national attention. https://t.co/9RlWyRjO6d— AJC (@ajc) September 6, 2018