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Delphi Classroom Teachers Association invests in community

As American Education Week concludes, it affords us an opportunity to look at what we can all do to be impactful in our communities – beyond the life-changing work we do in schools and classrooms every day. One local association, Delphi Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA), is jumping in feet-first to help those in their community this winter by hosting a winter coat drive. 

“Delphi Community has a high-level of need within the schools,” said DCTA member Dana Kirkwood, who is leading the coat drive. “What we know about student learning is that their basic needs must be met for learning to occur. It goes deeper than just wanting our kids to be warm. The adults in their lives need to be warm as well.”  

DCTA is collecting coats of all sizes from infants to adults with the hope of providing a coat for every person that needs one. Their goal is to provide coats, mittens and hats for all students who do not have them.

The local association is invested in this community outreach project and hopes to continue meeting the needs of the community to support teaching and learning in schools.

“Education is not a career where you can clock in and clock out,” said Kirkwood. “We are invested in our students, which means we are invested in our community at large.”

DCTA will be handing out coats on Dec. 1 at the Breakfast with Santa event at Delphi Community High School.

Donations will be accepted through Nov. 22. Drop off at Delphi Community High School. Contact Kirkwood with any questions.