High School Janitor For Her 'Care Closet' To Help Homeless Kids

A longtime school janitor at Tucker High in Tucker, Georgia who has helped those in need for years got a major surprise late last week to help her in her mission to assist homeless kids.

"These are our babies," Collins says about the homeless high school students she helps at Tucker High. "They just want to learn."

"I just want to take care of them. Some of them sleeping in cars, some in hotels."

When she was interviewed by a local Atlanta TV station, Collins explained that she received a calling to care for these homeless kids while she was on her early shift three years ago. These students, according to soft-touch Collins, were often dropped off at school early and hungry and with nowhere to go.

But as Collins explained in the interview, it was the loss of her son, who was pointlessly killed in a home invasion, that mainly motivates her important mission to help the growing number of homeless kids at Tucker High.

"I'm just trying to keep our young boys from stealing and killing," Collins went on to note, continuing she suspects the reasons for the many petty crimes committed by homeless kids relate to their homelessness and are often a cry for help.

"I'm trying to give 'em all they need in this closet," Collins explained with a big smile.

It seems that Collins has kept the closet stocked for the last three years mainly with money from her own pocket. She says that she probably helps between twenty and thirty students a year with the Care Closet, and quite a few are brothers and sisters of current high school students.

Collins also notes that she is pretty sure that the needs of these children are much greater than she is providing.

"There's probably more of them, but a lot of kids don't say anything," Collins noted in the interview. "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.'"

Keep in mind that the Care Closet is stocked with clothes and other necessities and messages of inspiration and hope. The needy students can take home whatever items they need, and also leave knowing that someone cares.

The tables were turned on Collins. The Good Samaritan for homeless children was ambushed by friends, well-wishers, and supporters with gifts and even more supplies for her Care Closet.

Successful business woman La Detra White noted that she was inspired to help Collins after seeing the original story. She donated more than $1300 worth of goods and gift cards to help fill up Collins’ Care Closet for homeless children.

Source: Spotlight, 13 WMAZ
Photo: YouTube

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