This is my second entry. I am very much impressed with Carolyn Collins. I visited her today and walked down the halls of the school with her. She is very much respected by staff and students. I was especially impressed with the attention that the students gave her. They were extremely respectful, courteous, kind, and there was a kind of admiration that they exhibited toward her. They responded to her as though she was the administrator.
It is no wonder that she has received so many accolades from community members as well as being a guest on The Steve Harvey show for her selfless contributions to students and their families. As we were walking and talking during my visit, she expressed that she is doing the Lord's Work and that is what she is put here to do.
Often time, giving to others for most of us is just during the holidays. This is not the case for Ms. Collins, who can be found serving others year round. Ms. Collins genuinely cares about the needs of others. Not only does she make sure our students are taken care of during the school year, but she supports the needs of the entire family during the summer. She is very compassionate about "giving" and ensuring that the needs of others are met. Ms. Collins is truly a "Life Changer".
Ms. Collins is the embodiment of love in our school. She makes all students and parents feel welcome and appreciated. We are incredibly fortunate to have her as a member of our community!
Absolutely love Ms. Collins. If there is a such thing as a “walking heart” she is it. Love the kids and the families with all of her, sometimes putting everyone before herself.
Thx Mrs. Collins for your servitude!!! You Rock.
I feel as though Carolyn, does not meet strangers, she treats everyone with such love and kindness, She is such a nice lady.
Thank you for spending so much of your own time, energy, and money to help our kids. I know you don't make a lot and the fact that you spend your own money on whole thanksgiving dinners for families in need is extremely inspiring and heartwarming. I remember you making a house-visit to one of my favorite students' homes after they lost their mother and were going through a rough time with so many other siblings in the house. You work with others to help kids get prom dresses so they can participate like everyone else. You really care about the kids here at the school and I know they feel it- which can be more important than the items you bestow for families that are going through so much. Thank you!
Ms. Collins sees every student. She carved space in a forgotten utility closet to gather items for students with little or no support, simply because she saw the need. She worries about her "children" and works on their behalf nonstop. Her enthusiasm is incredible and contagious. Not everyone in a school is a teacher but everyone teaches students. She is an invaluable part of the team.
Carolyn Collins goes above and beyond for our students here in the Tucker Community. Carolyn is their for them when no one else is to a lot of them she is the mom they never had. I am proud to say that she is a fellow co-worker and deserves this honor to the fullest. She has been doing this with the students for quite sometime her being recognized has opened the door to being able to help even more. She is a blessing that every school should have.
We are extremely proud of Mrs. Collins and the work that she does at Tucker High School. She loves children. She has a big heart.
she deserves all the rewards that is offered..Carolyn has taken on a project that most are scared to tackle..Most of all with her hard earned money starting a project to help and motivate these kids...and not wanting anything cut of just trying to keep the kids in school.
Anyone that stands for something to help our kids today deserves every praise and rewards..
Thanks for helping the kids
I have known Carolyn her entire life. Carolyn has a heart of Gold and loves to bring joy to others. Her giving closet for the unfortunate youth at her school is just one example of the Amazing Person that she is.
A special thanks to Carolyn Collins for taking care of our children.
Carolyn has a compassionate heart and doesn’t like to see anyone in need or lack and hurting. Her heart for the kids & their future is why she does it. God Bless you Carolyn keep doing what you your doing!!
Carolyn is the winner hands down. I am even honored to write this comment about such an honorable woman of great character, a warm and caring spirit and last but not least the "Heart of God. Which is to love your neighbor as yourself. And this my friend is the epitome of who Carolyn Collins is. She exemplifies it in her everyday lifestyle. And this sums it up. She loves her neighbor as she loves herself. May God continue to bless and keep her as she is her brother's keeper in deed and in her actions!
Carolyn is an awesome person and a wonderful friend.
Mrs COLLINS have a heart of GOLD she is very passionate about what she is doing she's helping the less fortunate kids giving them food clothing school supplies not just doing the school year but she does this all year long summer time when school is out thank God for Ms Collins
Ms.Collins is awesome. She is using her gift that God has given her. Continue to be a service to your students
In the times that we live in now with so much hardship andthe lack of love that seems to be fading,what Caroylin has dedicated herself to do for others let's me know there is still so much good to be done and there are good people.that are willing to make a difference for the better in people's lives and that's exactly what she's done.We are blessed ro have a person of this cander where the need is. With these children where our future lies.Congratulations Mtr.Collins
Carolyn thank you so much for the difference you have made and are making in the lives of children at the school and their families. Also for bringing the awareness of what’s happening so that we could also help with aiding these families.
Mrs. Collins is a phenominal woman. Her heart is so pure. Her “giving closet” has inspired me to give to the less fortunante. You never know what someone is going through and this is great that Mrs. Collins created this for her students.
Carolyn Deserves this and more she goes out her way to help these kids on her own time .. she has a heart of Gold to give Back ..May God Bless her
You are doing great things for our children. Very proud of you.
Ms. Collins is an inspiration to us all to strive to do better for and in our community for the future of our children
She always have been a great person and with the heart of gold and when see her she always have that great smile that makes you smile. Love what you doing keep up the good work and be blessed.
I just love what Carolyn Collins is doing with our youth by supporting them with things they need and treating the kids like they are her own... Good job Ms. Collins and God Bless you
Carolyn is the most caring person I have ever met. She changes people's lives every single day
Awesome! Your big heart has impacted many thur your selfless acts of kindness!
The most caring, loving person I know... The real Santa Claus for most people! If the world was filled with people like her it'll be a better place!! Thanks for ALL you do!! You are appreciated!! In loving memory of Lil Travis and Big Travis!!
Carolyn Collins ,my cousin is a very very beautiful person inside and out. .She is caring and a giving person....may god continue to BLESS YOU on this journey, love YA
I've known Carolyn for a few years and from day one Carolyn has always displayed a giving, and nurturing heart. She's a genuine friend and a blessing to many..
She has always given to and helped the lesson fortunate but never seeked accolades for doing so. I had no idea she had started the Giving Closet because she never spoke of it it was just something that she did from the kindness of her heart. But when I finally heard about it, I was like " Yes that Carolyn, that sounds like something she would do".. She is definitely a life change
Truly dedicated to the kids and does it with a smile. She's amazing and deserving of this honor!!
Amazing person with no motives! She deserves this honor
Ms. Collins is very generous with a heart of gold. She is always thinking of others and it is such a blessing to see her finally being recognized.
Such a genuine and compassionate person who gives so effortlessly. The world needs more Carolyn Collins
Thank you so much for your selflessness and your kind heart. I am so very proud and encouraged to read your story. You have not only shown that it takes a village to care for our children but it can also be done by one caring person with a heart to act. Kudos and job well done.
Carolyn collins is an incredible woman she has a heart of gold and is willing to do anything for anyone. I simply adore and admire her. Carolyn loves the kids and will go beyond for them. She will be worthy of this honor.
Carolyn is extremely passionate about providing any and all assistance that she can for the youth in and around her community. She has proven herself to be someone the kids can count on whether they are in need of clothing, food, guidance or just a warm and loving hug.
Ms. Collins truly cares about the community and the well being of Tucker High School students.
She always cares about every student in the school. Has a smile on her face, and always puts God first as she runs a clothing ministry in our school.
Sister Collins is a tireless and dedicated supporter of the needy. She has come out of her own pocket to provide clothes and housing assistance to hundreds of children at Tucker High School. She will be worthy of this honor.
Mrs. Collins is AMAZING. Loves the kids and makes sure they never go without anything! Love Her!
Awsome Mrs. Collins work she does with and for the students is outsstanding.
Ms Collins is a angel and heaven sent. She loves everything about helping the children who are in need.
Mrs. Collins works so hard for the kids of Dekalb County. The children are fed, kept warm, and most importantly love.
Grazi for maknig it nice and EZ.