Lombard school shop carries on teacher's influence
A resale shop that will benefit students or staff members in need at Glenn Westlake Middle School in Lombard has opened in memory of a well-loved teacher.
Shelly Beavers died last summer at 46.
Students and teachers who wanted to remember her have formed Club Shelly and launched Shelly's Shop. The school recently launched the gently used apparel shop by welcoming back her husband, Jamie Beavers, and other relatives for a dedication ceremony.
Some of Beavers' own clothing has been given to the store, which will collect donations that will stay in-house to help any student or staff member in need.
Shelly's Shop will allow Beavers to continue the positive influence she made during her career, Westlake Principal Mike Fumagalli said in a news release.
"For those who knew Mrs. Shelly Beavers, she had a big heart, boundless kindness and a huge amount of courage -- all of which will always be remembered," Fumagalli said. "She would be so proud to see how her legacy lives on in the form of giving back to students and staff in need."
The shop is accepting donations in a collection bin at the school, 1514 S. Main St., Lombard, or by contacting Club Shelly sponsor Krissy Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.