Oklahoma school districts had to think outside the box this year to make sure they had all the resources they needed while staying outside the classroom.
While Putnam City School's program is put on hold, they know this will be a vital resource next year.
"Coming into a new school year, we just really do not know what to expect," said Jennifer Seal, the President of Putnam City School's Foundation. “We just want to be prepared."
For many people across the United States, their lives changed due to COVID-19. That's why Putnam City is continuing to work to collect clothing, shoes, socks, and cold-weather clothing for their students in need.
"We are going to see different kinds of challenges as we go in this year," said Seal.
Penny's closet is a program created to give students in need the necessities they might go without. The name of the program came from "a counselor in this district and she was the one who saw a need for these services," according to Seal.
And while many people at this time do not have the money just to donate to this program- the school recently received a grant from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund.
Seal appreciates the Family Fund for seeing the value of the district's program.
As this organization continues to grow, the support they received from the Kirkpatrick Family Funds will help them for many years to come.
Penny's Closet partners with CareShare, a program that gives students presents during the holiday season.