HISD unveiled the first Do Good Closet at Young Elementary School on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The closets, created in collaboration with Houston-born rapper and philanthropic icon, Trae Tha Truth, are in-school stores of resources that are available to HISD students in need.
“In talking with the superintendent, I found out that [Houston] has a huge rate of homeless kids,” said Trae Tha Truth. “Learning that some of these kids may go home and the meal that they have at school is the only meal that they get to eat—that’s not okay. If I’m able, as long as I’m blessed, I’m going to share my blessings with other families and other kids.”
The closets will provide much-needed tangible resources for HISD students including clothing, food, toys, and school supplies. Young Elementary School is the first campus in the district to open a Do Good Closet.
“HISD has a very diverse community of students,” said Principal Shanica Mitchell. “We have some students who are excelling and doing great things who need some additional support to ensure that they are able to continue to excel and be successful.”
Altogether, HISD will open 12 Do Good Closets throughout the district with the goal of uplifting students and helping to provide them with the resources they need to focus on their academic success and reach their full potential in and outside of school.