Evelyn Mullis helps the people in her Pelion community when they need it most. Mullis opened "Nana's Closet" in December at Forts Pond Elementary School in Lexington's District One.
Mullis says it is a place where people can donate items they don't need, or pick up some they do. She accepts all kinds of donations including clothes, toys, and books.
"A lot of people realized that no matter what they have someone might could use it," Mullis said.
It started as an idea for a monthly clothes swap, then Forts Pond principal John Young stepped in to help.
"We would ask the district for a portable where we could house Nana's Closet," Young said. Young explained the area has the highest poverty level of the district and he says the store would help meet the needs of the children and families in the community. "We call it Nana's Closet because...everyone calls Evelyn Mullis 'Nana'," Young explained.
Mullis has helped over sixty families already. Nana's Closet is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.