On Feb. 27, a reddit user, who goes by the handle Terevok, published a post about the effort his wife, a kindergarten teacher, and some of her colleagues had made in order to help students in need at their school.
The teachers created a “comfort closet” to help low-income students at their school get self-care items they may need. According to the post, teachers at the school—which is pre-kindergarten through 8th grade—stock the closet with hygiene products and clothes. They purchase the items using their own money, and have also received donations from parents and some local businesses.
The closet contains clothing, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, combs, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, toothbrushes and soap. These are all items that can help students feel more comfortable at school every day—as anyone who’s lived through adolescence knows how embarrassing it can be to find yourself in need of deodorant in the middle of a school day!