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High school student in Goddard receives $1,200 to help fellow students in need

Published: Nov. 19, 2018 at 9:16 AM CST
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There's a lot of research to back up the claim that it's normal for teenagers to go through a self-absorbed or self-centered stage.

In English, you can bet on teenagers being selfish. But what one Goddard teenager is doing is anything but.

In October, we introduced you to Abby Scheer, a junior at Eisenhower High School in Goddard. She's the brain behind the Tigers Helping Tigers Pantry.

The idea is for students to anonymously fill out a need form and drop it in a box by the office. They could then get anything from food, to hygiene items, to clothes.

"I just think it's important to help other people because you never know what people are going through and sometimes times are hard," said Abby.

Less than two months into this project and Abby and her principal, Dr. Christie Meyer, are already talking about expansion.

"Everyone needs it everywhere, not just in high school. Middle schools need it, even some adults might need it, so I think it will be positive anywhere we might start it again," said Abby.

"We recognize what you're doing and we think it's great. That's why Eyewitness News and DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers want to give you $1,200 to not only keep this going, but to expand it even further," said Scott Evans. "Oh my goodness, thank you so much. Thank you, that's amazing. This will be awesome. Thank you."

Abby and Dr. Meyer were able to meet with Dustin DeVaughn and Richard James to get the check.

"Abby, thank you for what you're doing with the food pantry and we're honored to present as $1,200 to Tigers Helping Tigers Food pantry," said James.

Money that Dr. Meyer says will help them expand.

"It basically gives us the reassurance that we can go ahead and move forward, because that was the real concern, that if we did expand it, what if too many people needed it, and we couldn't fulfill their needs? So with $1,200, that gives us the confidence and the supplies and support that we need to move forward," said Meyer.

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