Dothan High Students Give Back

By: Demetria McClenton Email
By: Demetria McClenton Email

School is out of session for kids across the nation.

While many are shopping at the malls, a group of Dothan High School students are using their love for fashion to help others in need.

Twas the day before Christmas and all throughout the store
Were a group of Dothan High School Honor Society members looking to help more.

“My Christmas wish for all the little kids is to get new clothes,” said Tori Talton, Dothan High Student.

“We don't realize right around us that the person sitting right next to you might have a need," said Teresa Wall, Dothan City Schools Resource Specialist.

And that need is what sparked the group to take action.

Joining forces with the Yes We Can! group to enhance the Dothan City Schools Clothes Closet.

“We go over and help organize it. They have jumpers, shirts, pants, most of them are for the small kids,” said Alexis Smith, Dothan High Student.

But, if you're just looking to get a free uniform, this program is not for you.

The clothes closet is only available to those who have a family hardship.

“We had a family last year and there house burned and they literally had the clothes on their back," said Wall.

The honor society is teaming up with local businesses and churches to install drop-off boxes to help these families.

“ A few weeks ago we got together and painted some boxes and these are going to go into some of the stores in Eagle Eye,” said Smith.

“We're always looking to give back to the community around us whether its school supplies or school uniforms that they're required to wear."

“If they donate their old clothes that are still new clothes to those kids,” said Talton.

The Dothan City Clothes Closet is in need of all sizes from pre-K to adult.

The group is asking for khaki or navy pants, shorts, and skirts and polo style shirts.

Items can be dropped off at Dothan City Schools office, 500 Dusy St. or businesses around the city.

If you're interested in having a drop-off box at your business, contact Teresa Wall at (334) 793


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