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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 05:07 PM

13-year-old creates school closet to give clothes and supplies to classmates in need

An eighth grader from Louisiana is making sure his classmates have everything they need this school year. Thirteen-year-old Chase Neyland-Square has created a closet in his middle school filled with clothes and school supplies for students to take.

Neyland-Square, a student at Port Allen Middle School in Louisiana, runs "PAM's Pantry" out of a closet behind a stage in the school's gym. It's filled to the brim with donated clothes, which can be worn by any student in need.

"I know that everybody doesn't have things and I'm fortunate to have things that other people don't have, and I look at it as sometimes, how would I feel in that situation?" Neyland-Square told CBS Baton Rouge affiliate WAFB.

Families in the community can come take clothes from the closet at any time, no questions asked.

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The idea was born through the school's SPARK (Student Program for Arts, Recreation, and Knowledge program), where students brainstorm ideas for projects over the summer and then work to implement them. Principal Jessica Major started the program in 2016 with the goal of creating young leaders.

Read More. Video at the link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/13-year-old-creates-school-closet-to-give-clothes-and-supplies-to-classmates-in-need/

Thirteen year old, Chase.

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Reply 13-year-old creates school closet to give clothes and supplies to classmates in need (Original post)
sheshe2 Sep 10 OP
democrank Sep 10 #1
sheshe2 Sep 10 #3
demigoddess Sep 10 #2
Me. Sep 10 #4
Blue_true Sep 10 #5
sheshe2 Sep 10 #7
calimary Sep 10 #8
sheshe2 Sep 10 #9
smirkymonkey Sep 10 #6
betsuni Sep 10 #10
B Stieg Sep 10 #11
pansypoo53219 Sep 10 #12
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 10 #13
sheshe2 Sep 10 #14

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 05:20 PM

1. So many thoughtful kids out there

and what a good idea.

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Response to democrank (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 05:39 PM

3. They are our future, democrank.

Excuse my wording. I really wish we could Unfuck America to give them all a chance to become the leaders we need and the people truly deserve.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 05:35 PM

2. nice!!work!! Chase!!!


every school should have this. It is a great way to recycle outgrown clothes.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 05:58 PM

4. Stunning

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 06:34 PM

5. When you hear of Chase's empathy and that of the 7 year old that

gave up a trip to Disney World to feed Bahamians, you have to feel that humanity still has a fighting chance.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 06:41 PM

7. Thanks Blue.

I hadn't heard about the 7 year old.

They both and others like them give me hope.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 06:54 PM

8. We must not be too fucked up if we're raising kids like these two.

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Response to calimary (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 06:58 PM

9. You are so right, calimary.

Hope.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 06:38 PM

6. What a great kid!

Well done, Chase!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:06 PM

10. K&R

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:15 PM

11. K&R...nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:13 PM

12. awesome.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:18 PM

13. Nice.

I've done some volunteer work with the homeless, and a "Community Closet" has always been part of it.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:19 PM

14. Thank you, Poindexter.

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