Beloved School Custodian Donates $175,000 To Child Abuse Victims
May 10, 2018
Kentucky's attorney general Andy Beshear joined teachers and students at the Sixth District Elementary School in Covington on Tuesday to honor a contribution made by the late Alvin L. Randlett to help protect Kentucky's children.
Alvin Randlett / Covington Schools
Following his passing in 2015, Randlett, a former 32-year employee of the Covington Independent School District donated his estate, more than $175,000, to the Office of the Attorney General's Child Victims' Trust Fund.
The donation helps to protect children from abuse, a cause Randlett embraced while serving as a janitor at the Sixth District Elementary School.
"How amazing is that example of pure selflessness and generosity, putting others before yourself. And it's an honor to honor him today," Beshear said.
"Mr. Randlett was a wonderful man who not only looked out for the students at school, but he also lived in our neighborhood and would do anything to help us out," said former student and current instructional assistant Renee Fuson. "I remember seeing him walking home from work on a daily basis and he would always say 'hi' and ask if everything was okay."
The letter from the estate said Randlett believed he could lift a child's spirits with a smile, a kind word or a joke and upon realizing the unfortunate circumstance of many of the children he served, he developed a passion for protecting children.
"The generous bequest from Mr. Randlett deserves never-ending remembrance and appreciation," said Beshear. "Mr. Randlett's act allows the Child Victims' Trust Fund to protect more Kentucky children from abuse and make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of Kentuckians for years to come."
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