Teachers in the Intermediate School in West, Texas had their lives vastly changed because they are not returning in September to the same classrooms where they inspired students in the spring session 2012-13. These are the classrooms where their teaching aids and materials were in storage waiting for eager learners in the 2013-14 upcoming school year. The materials and teaching aids they used are gone with everything else except the teachers skills and unconquerable spirits. Desks, tables, chairs, bulletin boards, educational equipment….all gone. They were taken in the aftermath of a tragedy that thankfully spared the children although their school was devastated by the blast.
As soon as a group of fellow teachers in the Beta Eta chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society (DKG) in Houston heard about the plight of their counterparts they took steps to help. In the spirit of educators helping educators a “Just for Me” basket has been created and raffle tickets will be sold. The value of the basket is $200. Funds generated from the basket will benefit West Intermediate School teachers.
The “Just for Me” basket consists of the following spa items: 100%Pima Cotton Ultra Plush Spa Robe, Luxurious White Throw Rug, Sophisticated Red Tote, Super Origins Luxury Set of Savory Body Wash, Whipped Body Cream and Body Scrub (includes travel sizes), 2 loofahs for Ultimate Smoothing and Exfoliating, Calming Stress Relief Candle, Deluxe Powder Brush by Primrose, Bottle of Red Wine, 2 Toasting Glasses, 2 CD Set by Violinist Joshua Bell, and a Complimentary Origins Facial from Dillards.
Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. The winning ticket will be drawn on Nov. 9. The money will be in the teacher’s hands early in December for materials to be chosen by the teacher.
Should you want to make a donation through Beta Eta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma call 281-888-2160 for more information.