Chase Neyland-Square is fronting an effort to collect donated clothes to help out his fellow schoolmates. The philosophy that the teenager lives by is simple and direct: “How would I feel in that situation?”
Most middle schoolers are obsessed with tricking themselves out with the latest fashion and trending accessories. But 13-year-old Chase Neyland-Square made sure his classmates in need had clothes on THEIR backs instead of focusing on how to keep up with the trends.
This is wonderful. The world needs more of you, Chase Neyland-Square. https://t.co/ulZzeDdQ2m— Doe Starbird (@TheRoyalDancer) 3 September 2019
According to local news stations, the 8th grader at Port Allen Middle School, Louisiana, is fronting an effort to collect donated clothes to help out his fellow schoolmates. The philosophy that Neyland-Square lives by is simple and direct: “How would I feel in that situation?”
13-Year-Old Chase Neyland-Square Creates School Closet Full of Clothes and School Supplies for Classmates in Need https://t.co/Q2IUZl652u— Stephanie. (@qsteph) 29 August 2019
School principal Jessica Major’s assignment pushed the teenager to collect donated clothes for PAM’s Pantry. The school administrator challenged her students to participate in the Student Program for Arts, Recreation, and Knowledge by asking them what they wanted to do to make the school better.
Chase Neyland-Square of Port Allen Middle School helps provide clothes, hygiene products, shoes and more for kinds in need through PAMs pantry. pic.twitter.com/uqHgjd5A8u— Dose (@dose) 31 August 2019
The idea of the closet came instantly to Neyland-Square. Thanks to his bright spark, the young man was able to help out a family within the school community, who were victims of a fire. Though it is unclear as to how many of the family’s belongings were lost to the blaze, Neyland-Square made sure that they could come to PAM’s Pantry and leave with a whole closet full of clothes.
“We really want the kids to feel like they have somewhere to go when they need something,” Major told news sites. “We only have 215 kids so we’re able to get to know them really well … and try to help them where we can.”