Closet of Care Opens at Eddie Bernice Johnson Elementary School

Items in the Closet for Care at Eddie Bernice Johnson Elementary School
Items in the Closet for Care at Eddie Bernice Johnson Elementary School

Story and Photos by Allana J. Barefield
Staff Writer 

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. 

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Natasha Harris, president of the Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Southwest Suburban Dallas cuts the ribbon at the Eddie Bernice Johnson Elementary School’s Closet of Care.
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Members Sherry Wilson, Angela Berry Roberson, Rosalind Burton (Program Director), Natasha Harris (President of the Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Southwest Suburban Dallas), Judge Valencia Nash, Aundrea Allen (Community Service Chair), and Principal Umoja S. Turner, stand at door of the Closet of Care.
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Members of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Southwest Suburban Dallas gathered with the school’s principal, Umoja S. Turner, to see the items in the Closet of Care. 
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Judge Valencia Nash, teacher Melanie Nash, and counselor Jackie Jernigan
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Jack and Jill Members with Principal Umoja S. Turner, President Natasha Harris, Judge Valencia Nash and Texas State Representative Carl Sherman’s Chief of Staff Melissa Bradford.