April 2021 – A South Carolina principal picked up an overnight job at Walmart to provide for students in need. Henry Darby of North Charleston High School noticed some of his students, or grandchildren as he affectionately calls them, sleeping under bridges and in cars, and he knew he had to do something.
Darby’s mother ingrained in him at a young age the importance of giving back. So when he saw the need, he simply responded by joining the night shift and stocking shelves. Darby doesn’t do it every night, but every paycheck he brings home from Walmart goes to helping his students.
“I don’t think I’ve done anything worthy of distinction or to warrant attention,” Darby said.
However, his generosity started making the news, and Walmart got word of his efforts. The retail giant surprised Darby with a $50,000 check for his school on NBC’s Today show.
He assured everyone that the donation would go a very long way to care for North Charleston students, about 90% of whom live below the poverty level.