An eighth grader from Louisiana is making sure his classmates have things they need this school year -- by creating a special closet in his middle school filled with clothes and school supplies for students to take.
In the summer, at that school, kids participate in SPARK, which stands for Student Program for Arts, Recreation and Knowledge. They're encouraged to come up with a project to work on. That is where PAM's Pantry came about. 13-year-old Chase Neyland-Square wanted his classmates at Port Allen Middle School to start the school year off right, so he started “PAM’s Pantry” out of a closet behind a stage in the school's gym.
That closet is filled with donated clothes, which can be worn by any student in need.
But it's not just clothes. The closet is also filled with a bunch of school supplies, hygiene products, shoes and more.
The closet has been a big success, which has inspired Chase to dream even bigger. He has plans for PAM's Pantry to extend beyond the halls of his middle school by turning it into a non-profit organization after he moves on.