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Delphi teachers created a coat drive for students and families

Teachers spent the last month collecting coats and other winter gear from the community

Posted: Dec. 1, 2018 7:07 PM
Updated: Dec. 3, 2018 9:26 AM

DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) -- The Delphi Classroom Teachers Association hosted their first annual coat drive on Dec.1.

Teachers spent the month of Nov. collecting coats and other winter gear from the community. They gathered more than 100 coats and received an assortment of donated socks from Family Health Clinic.

Dana Kirkwood, Delphi Community High School Social Worker said the bad weather may have kept people indoors but that won't stop the teachers from getting the coats out to people in need.

“They constantly are looking at opportunities for their kids. It's one of those jobs where you get up in the morning and you think about the students and you go to bed you're still thinking about the students,” said Kirkwood.

Tim Conner, 5th grade teacher and President of the DCTA said the group took a leap of faith when creating this event. He said they’re pleased with how many people stepped up in the community to help others in need.

“We were concerned that, at first, we weren't gonna have any coats and then the donations started coming in and we were pretty amazed,” said Conner.

Items not claimed during the event will go back to school with teachers. Students and families will be able to get coats and winter gear from their school.

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