Mark Hopkins opens ‘Julia’s Closet’

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Mark Hopkins Elementary School on Monday opened “Julia’s Closet,” a clothes closet named for Principal Tiffany Smith-Simmons’ grandmother.

The closet is a collaborative effort between Mark Hopkins and the Elk Grove Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.The goal is to provide much needed resources for students, including underwear, socks, warm clothing and school uniforms.

Julia’s Closet is named in honor of Smith-Simmons’ paternal grandmother, Julia B. Ogletree. Says Smith-Simmons: “(She) loved fashion and helping others.

It is quite fitting that two things that gave her much joy — being of service to those in need and fashion — come together and provide a resource to a community she lived in for more than 30 years.”