Carolyn Collins is a custodian at Tucker High School in Tucker, Georgia. But she does a lot more than clean up the school. For the past three years, Collins has taken it upon herself to collect clothes, school supplies and food for the school’s homeless students. She keep her supplies in the “Care Closet” which is located in a corner of the cafeteria and often uses her own money to keep it stocked.
Everything in “Care Closet” is free for kids who are less fortunate to take what they need. Collins estimates that she helps between 20 to 30 students a year. However, she believes there are even more students who could benefit.
“There’s probably more of them, but a lot of kids don’t say anything,” Collins told 11 Alive. “I tell the teachers a lot, ‘If you see a child with their head down, the same clothes on day after day, let me know.'”
Watch her talk to 11 Alive about why she feels it’s her duty to help these students: