Hoping that kids are getting the things they need, Salem High School recently reopened the Lion Locker.
The Lion Locker is a resource for students who need clothing, shoes and hygiene items. School counselor Chris Mahuron wanted to reopen the locker to help students in need. It has been moved from the second floor to the old media room on the south side of the school. The counseling department can discreetly assist a student if they are in need.
Mahuron and counselor Gayle Hill prefer new clothes and shoes or gently used clothes and shoes. As long as there are no stains or holes in the clothes they can be donated to the locker.
The Student Council used to make a thrift shop for students where they could pick up five to seven pieces of clothing. The amount of clothing left after the thrift shop got donated to Goodwill.
The custodians helped make a bookshelf for the new locker location. There were two students that helped organize it: Nevaeh Townsend and Matthew Butler. Mahuron set up a fund that helps the community donate so they can get more items.
Mahuron and Hill said the locker is in need of more hygiene items such as body sprays, cologne, hairspray, etc.
The Lion Locker will accept hygiene items such as: