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Pinellas County SRO creates outfits boutique for college students

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A St. Pete Police school resource officer is taking her duties to safeguard and serve a phase more by allowing pupils to store in her closet. But it is not just any closet, it is a seize and go closet and it’s found on the campus of Gibbs Superior College.

What You Require To Know

  • Officer Grace Albritton, a Gibbs Substantial School graduate, is offering again to her faculty
  • She opened a Get and Go Boutique for pupils in need of apparel
  • Down below: Deal with if you’d like to donate objects

Officer Grace Albritton is a Gibbs Large School graduate now policing that quite exact same campus. She mentioned she needed to help out students with anything little so she established up a modest table with donations a couple of yrs ago. Now that modest strategy has developed into a whole classroom, loaded with every thing from shirts to shorts to pants.

“So basically, I tried to make it at ease for the children so I desired to make it seem like a shop. Like a boutique for the reason that I know I love boutiques and I like consignment stores. So I try out to make so they can actually store for their clothes,” Officer Albritton claimed.

The new and gently applied clothes is for boys and women. So irrespective of whether pupils want just about every working day outfits, shoes and toiletries or a promenade gown and suit, it is all below.

“I know that our soccer staff will come below simply because they have to costume up each and every Friday, game day and a whole lot of them really don’t have costume shirts or ties so the coach sends them here and of study course we have it for them,” claimed Albritton.

The best part, anything in the Seize and Go closet is no cost for any pupil at Gibbs Superior Faculty who wants it. It is a will need officer Albritton is all much too familiar with.

“I want they experienced some thing like this when I was in higher college and center college due to the fact we didn’t have it escalating up. You know we did not have the implies, it was the payments or other things,” she said.

When pupils like Kaden Potak wander as a result of the doors of the Seize and Go Boutique it’s just extra confirmation for Albritton.

“My loved ones does not have a great deal of money,” Potak said. “I’ve been sporting really considerably the exact detail because about 5th grade mainly because I haven’t genuinely developed. I’m essentially carrying footwear from the get and go at the instant which is actually interesting.”

That exhilaration and joy about having simple necessitates are what Albritton stated will keep the Seize and Go Boutique at Gibbs Significant School for yrs to appear.  

To donate to the plan, drop off donations at the entrance business of Gibbs Superior college are situated at 850 34th St. S. in St. Petersburg.