Be Comfortable With the Comfort Closet

Be Comfortable With the Comfort Closet
A few weeks ago, a new resource became organized for students, though it had begun last spring. Run by Mrs. Ervin and located in the room next to hers, it holds dress clothes, shirts, pants, coats, shoes, toiletries, school supplies, purses, and backpacks for anyone who needs them. “You name it, it’s in there,” says Mrs. Ervin, who started this collection, called the Comfort Closet, after seeing students who need things but can’t afford them, and wanted to do something.
Students who wish to partake in the Comfort Closet can do so anonymously. “If a kid has a need, all they need to do is tell a teacher, or they can come to me, or they can go to Mrs. Amidon, or go to guidance, and we’ll get them what they need,” says Mrs. Ervin. Most of the donations have come from teachers, as well as people from the community who have reached out to help. Mrs. Rainwater donated bags of toiletries, sample from hotels her husband stays at when he travels.
Connie Thompson, who works with ASL, helped Mrs. Ervin organize the many clothes and items available into a kind of order.
Mrs. Ervin reports that many clothes have been taken this winter.