Story and Photos by Allana J. Barefield
Wilmer—Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Southwest Suburban Dallas Chapter is partnering with Eddie Bernice Johnson Elementary School to help children who are in need by providing clothes hygiene products and supplies.
The Closet of Care ribbon cutting was held at the school on September 18, and principal Umoja S. Turner praised the chapter for its community involvement and support of the students.
“I am always grateful whenever someone takes the time and the effort to be generous to our campus and our students,” he said.
According to president Natasha Harris, the chapter always strives to help their community and thought the elementary school was the perfect fit for the level of support they wanted to provide.
“There will be uniforms, toiletries, shoes, you name it, we’re going to try to put as much as we can in that closet,” Harris said, adding that the members are excited about having all the necessities in one place.