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South Glens Falls teacher wins $100,000 grant to expand effort to help families in need

November 29, 2018 07:05 PM

SOUTH GLENS FALLS - A Saratoga County teacher is the winner of a major national contest -- and many of her students and families will reap the rewards.

A major corporation recognized her good work, allowing her to expand her effort to do good.

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Jamie Metivier was at the center of a surprise unveiling on Thursday by representatives of Farmer's Insurance and her colleagues at Tanglewood Elementary in South Glens Falls. 

Metivier's proposal to expand her "Kindness Closet" is the winner of a $100,000 grant from Farmer's.

The "Kindness Closet" is a pantry at the school where Metivier gathers clothing, toiletries and school supplies and provides them to children and families in the district. 

More than a third of the families in South Glens Falls schools live below the poverty line.

The grant will allow the school to build a permanent structure and to make sure the supplies get to those who would otherwise go without.

Farmer's was so impressed by Metivier and the "Kindness Closet," they chose her as one of just five recipients nationwide.

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Mark Mulholland

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