A Special Journal

“I worked with a 5th-grade girl today whose parents are divorcing and there is a lot of turmoil in her home. We talked about her writing in a journal to keep in a special place just for her. When she told me she didn’t have a journal I took her to Abby’s Closet. She sat in the beanbag chair while I shared with her about Abby and why we have the closet. She picked out a fancy notebook with glitter on it to use as her journal. I also read her the “Bucket…” book and then wrote her name in the copy and gave it to her. She couldn’t believe she got to keep the book! ☺ It really cheered her up. Thank you for your partnership and blessing our students!”

Excited For Homework

A student visited Abby’s’ Closet for markers, crayons, an eraser, colored pencils, and glue sticks. Upon returning to the classroom he didn’t want to go to recess because he wanted to look at his cool school supplies. He got the necessities plus a bonus – a Superman notebook! He was so excited to get started on his homework. This particular student had not done homework all year long.

Abby’s Closet

Two of my students have struggled with supplies this year. Both are awesome kids and I try to help them when able, but both are shy to ask. Today both received some wonderful items from Abby’s Closet. They were thrilled! One of the kids was in the bus zone telling me not only about her supplies but all about her new book about filling her bucket! Thank you so much for brightening the kids’ day!

Welch Elementary

1st grade classroom has a weekly discussion about “Glows and Grows” Glows are things positive in their school or classroom and Grows are the new things. A boy from the class spoke up and named their Abby’s Closet at their school as their Glow.

Birthday Supplies

Abby’s cousin of his own decision, chose to not receive birthday gifts from his friends at his 9th birthday party. Instead, he chose to ask his friends to bring school supplies to donate to an Abby’s Closet in Georgia. He lives out of state in Connecticut. One of the local elementary schools in Newnan received a large box full of school supplies ready for use.

Locker Blanket

A student was identified by a counselor as needing some very basic school supplies. This student has also struggled academically. Some supplies were give to the student from Abby’s Closet and she was so happy, but especially with the locker blanket that she would not have been able to get otherwise.

Proud of New Notebook!

After a student visits Abby’s Closet he is “SO PROUD of his new notebook”. During class he called his teacher over and shared, ” Look! I can keep up with my stuff now! ” He then proceeded to show his teacher how the notebook opens and where to store school work. ” It was priceless! “

Proud of New Notebook!

Oh my goodness, Timmy was SO PROUD of his new notebook that it almost made me cry!!!! He walked in class with it real quiet, so as not to draw attention. Then, during the next class he called me over and said, “Look, Ms. Mejia, I can really keep up with my stuff now!” He then proceeded to show me how it opens up in front and has a place he can store things… It was priceless!

Backpack Blessing

I just wanted to share what a blessing Abby’s Closet was for a student last week. Last Wednesday, I was called to the office by the secretary. When I got there, she pulled me aside and explained there was a lady and her two children enrolling. They were forced to leave their home in the middle of the night due to the abusive husband/father. I took the mother to Abby’s Closet, and briefed her on the purpose of the closet and how it came to be. As I gather the things her children would need, I placed the items in our last two backpacks. When I handed the packs to the mother, she began to cry. I hugged her and said it would be okay. She went on to say, “You don’t know what this backpack means to my son. He is autistic, and one of his issues is with routine and he is obsessive about his belongings. He carries all that he considers valuable in his backpack. When we left last night, he had to leave his backpack. He became hysterical and I had no money to buy him a new one. He will be so excited to have a new backpack with ‘his own’ stuff in it, you have no idea.”

Binder Excitement!

Good afternoon, Natalie, and Happy New Year! Update on supplies since the last inquiry—one binder given to a 6th grade boy. He was so excited that he beamed!


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