Bearcat Care Closet

Jack Waggamon

Students at Spencerville Schools are now able to visit the Bearcat Care Closet. This is a place for students to stop by and pick up hygiene items at no cost. It all started with an idea from one of our very own 3rd grade students, Jack Waggamon. Jack had a desire to think of a way he could help his classmates and other students at his school. He talked with his mom about what the students might need and together, they decided to raise money to help buy items for a Bearcat Care Closet. In order to raise the funds, Jack offered to mow yards, rake leaves, and help sell baked goods made by his mom. To date they have raised $437. Jack and his mom made their first delivery of supplies to the school the week before Thanksgiving, just in time for Parent Teacher Conferences. The Care Closet is located beside the nurse’s office in the hallway, and students can stop by and pick up any items they may need. There are a variety of hygiene items available, such as shampoos, conditioners, bodywash, bar soap, deodorants, toothbrushes and toothpaste, feminine care products, and other miscellaneous product.

Jack is still exploring ways to continue to raise money for this awesome cause and have talked about adding other items to the Care Closet as well. We want to thank Jack and his family for their passion to help the students at Spencerville Schools and we are so very proud of Jack.

Our school was blessed with an additional large donation from Justin McPheron with Proctor & Gamble. We were able to distribute larger items for families during our parent teacher conferences, such as laundry detergent pods, fabric softener sheets, shampoos, conditioners, and feminine care products.

With the combined efforts of both of these individuals, families, and P & G, the students and families at Spencerville Schools left conferences with many needs met in time for Thanksgiving break. Thank you to all of them! This is just one of the many examples of ways that our community has wrapped around our school and families here at Spencerville. We are so thankful! Go Bearcats!

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