Michelle Mahurin, a teacher at Mount Rainier High School, submitted a most unique excel grant request last fall. She called it “Giving Back” – “We are interested in getting our Emotional Behavior Center students involved in the community. They utilize a local clothing bank, so we thought it would be a good idea to have them volunteer there, to both do laundry for the bank and help organize the clothes.”
With the money Michelle received through the grant, her students learned how to
- take the metro across town
- use the laundromat facilities
- request donations (hangers) from school
- organize clothing and supplies at the Salmon Creek Clothing Bank
According to Michelle, “Our students use the Salmon River Clothing Bank on many occasions. For example when they have job interviews and appropriate clothing is an issue. Students wanted an opportunity to give back. One student in particular was moved by the fact that there were so many baby clothes donated. It bothered her that children would also need basic necessities such as clothing, specifically warm coats.”
This will be an on going project for the class.