Sierra Tel employees deliver to “Angel’s Closet”

Yosemite High School’s Angel’s Closet got a nice boost last week as Sierra Tel employees delivered more than $1,000 in new winter clothing to campus supervisor Denise McGuffin and Principal Randy Seals - Just in time for Christmas.

“Angel’s Closet,” the idea of 18-year school employee McGuffin, opened just a year ago in an unused classroom on the YHS campus to provide clothing for student’s in need. McGuffin realized the need for such a service after seeing many students walking around in t-shirts in the winter.

Spearheaded by the accounting department, employees at Sierra Tel decided to adopt Angel’s Closet as this year’s Christmas project, collecting clothing and cash contributions to add to the inventory at the closet. Employees Lynn Forleo, Kim Alm, and Kris Rush delivered 50 new ‘hoodie‘ sweat shirts, coats, socks, flannel shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts, and a few umbrellas to the school Dec. 11. Seals believes the Angel’s Closet speaks to the mindset of the YHS staff, and the community.

“We live with a mountain of angels,” McGuffin said of the community, “and that’s why we began calling the room Angel’s Closet. Honestly, I have not donated one stitch of clothing - the community has done this - not me. The angels are the community.”

The Angel’s Closet accepts all donations of new or gently-used items for teens and young adults. Clothing and accessories (knitted or crocheted caps or scarves, gloves, socks, and shoes) can be dropped off at the YHS office by 4 p.m. weekdays, or 9 a.m - 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Mountain Christian Center office off Highway 49 behind True Value Home Center.

- Staff report