The Closet of Greater Herndon recently awarded $15,000 in college scholarships to 12 high school graduates in ceremonies at five local high schools. The 2014 scholarship recipients are:
*Herndon High School: T're Thomani Brown and Iram Saqib
*Mountain View High School: Wana Chiwevu and Elizabeth Regina Scarcella
*Oakton High School: Omar Farg Abderhman and Jazmine Monae Carter
*Park View High School: Olivia Aljandra Elias Constanza, Emly Jahaira Maradiaga, and Umme Salma
*South Lakes: Rida Fatima Kayani, Tyler Shea Liboro, and Karla Yanira Portillo Orellana
Since 1974 The Closet has awarded nearly $440,000 in college scholarships to more than 400 students. In this same 40-year period, The Closet has distributed over $2.6 million in direct cash grants to local service groups, of which the scholarship program is an important part.
The Closet of Greater Herndon is a nonprofit thrift shop founded and operated by numerous area faith based communities. With a small, dedicated staff and a very active volunteer cadre, The Closet provides shoppers low-cost, good quality used clothing, shoes, books and other household items. Donations of clothing and small household items are always needed, graciously accepted, and may be dropped off at the store Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Retail store hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and 5-8 p.m. on Thursdays in June, July, and August.
The Closet welcomes new volunteers at any time Monday through Saturday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please see the store manager, Aaron Sawyer. The Closet also welcomes student volunteers fulfilling their community service requirements for school or who just want to serve their community. Go to http://www.theclosetofgreaterherndon.org for further information about The Closet.
The Closet of the Greater Herndon Area Inc., 845 Station Street, Herndon. For more information, call 703-437-7652.