Penta student starts charity aimed at helping fellow classmates

Wood County, OHIO (WTVG) - Destiny Hamilton says she see students who do no have clothing they feel confident wearing.

Hamilton is a student at Penta Career Center. After dress down day at school she noticed that some of her classmates didn't have nice clothing to wear.

"Many people are bullied at many schools because of the stereotype that you have to have materialistic things and it's just not right," says Hamilton.

Destiny came up with a plan and launched a charity aimed at paying it forward to classmates. It's called "Destiny's Closet." The idea is simple, ask fellow students and community members to donate gently used clothing teenagers would like. She then plans on hosting free community giveaways to any student in need.

Destiny's mother says her daughter has always had a big heart. She is a high schools, has a job and is involved with 4-H. Now she is adding running a charity to the list and her mother could not be prouder.

"I think it's great.She's always been giving but now that she came up with this whole idea, it's amazing!," says Melissa Sullivan.

Destiny's Closet is currently accepting donations. If you or someone you know needs assistance or would like to donate to the cause just follow Destiny's Closet on Facebook. Giveaway events are currently being planned.

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