Throughout the year, teachers in Macon County encounter children in the community in need of items as simple as a jacket, or a new pair of shoes. While there are churches and organizations that have established programs to help these families, social workers with the Macon County School system are working to build a clothing closet to give students greater access to these needed items.
Macon County Schools Social Workers Annie Breedlove Wishon and Marci Holland have taken the project on for the new school year with the goal of establishing a clothing closet for all students of Macon County Schools.
"We have many students in Macon County schools that simply don't have access to clothes. Whether it be financially and can't afford clothes or the clothes they have don't properly fit," said Wishon. "Often times they don't have clothes that are adequate for the right season. For example some students don't have a winter coat or socks. We often times have large families in need or some students that come to school with only the clothes they are wearing."