Clothes are hitting the shelves and hangers for the first time in the new “Leopard Caring Closet”. The closet, which consists of donated clothing, gives teachers and staff members the opportunity to anonymously can get an article of clothing for a student. The closet is run by students in Trumbull County Service Center's multiple disabilities (MD) classroom. This provides these students with real-life work experience by handling orders, sorting and folding clothes, and delivering the items to the classrooms.
“It gives outsiders a different perspective of what goes on in this room. We do classroom activities but also teach about life skills outside of the classroom,” Christian Denning, Intervention Specialist.
The Leopard Caring Closet is made possible by generous donors including our superintendent, Dr. Tommelleo, numerous organizations such as Making Kids Count and The Girard Rotary Club, as well as members from the Liberty community.
“Our families know that if there is something they need, our office is always happy to help and this closet is just one more way in which we can assist them," said school secretary Deanne Spisak. "The items in the closet can also be used during the school day if a student happens to have an accident at recess or lunch. We will be able to go into the closet and find them something clean to wear!"