McNary Kloset Connects the Community
April 27, 2017 By:Hunter Watson
From the McNary Piper, April 2017 Edition, written by Lexie Rodriguez
The McNary Kloset has proven that when our community comes together we can make a difference. Business owners from all over Keizer arrived with smiles on their faces, and donations in hand. “Finding food for students was introduced to us when we found kids searching for food in garbage cans. We knew we needed to take action,” McNary assistant Principal, Ms. Rhonda Rhodes said to her audience of volunteers and donors. “The staff here at McNary know the need, and students here feel comfortable enough to come to the teacher, and we can give them snacks and such to get through the day. Let’s just push this out. This is how Keizer takes action when there are people in need,” McNary Counselor, Ms. Kim Pittsley said. “I’m so excited to be here. Let’s pose for a picture!” Mrs. Teresav Dinsmort, a worker from The Village at Keizer Ridge, said as she hugged a fellow volunteer. Many of the Kloset’s contributors explained how happy they were to be there and support McNary students in need. “I’m happy to be able to help,” said Mr. Kyle Juran, a worker from Remodeling by Classic Homes. “I enjoy lending a helping hand,” said another local donor, Mr. Larry Jackson, from Jackson’s Body Shop. “more of this is to come, if I can’t fill a student’sneed, I’m going to reach out and look for your help all year round until I can’t,” Butler said. “Keizer supports McNary, and Mcnary supports Keizer,” said Mrs. Audrey Butler, co-founder of the Kloset and President of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce. “I’ve never seen volunteers like this, I’ve never seen a community like this, I feel blessed you guys have done this, and that all of you are here,” Rhodes said.