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Snow help

I’m sitting in my warm house (now that my heater has been fixed!), watching the snow cover my yard and the driveway I shoveled off this morning.

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I feel very fortunate.

However, this past week, I visited a home of a recently resettled refugee family and found that the heat was not on. Not knowing how the heater worked, they had unplugged it. And we’ve been working to get it back on and to teach them how to use it, instead of relying on a tiny space heater. I feel so lucky that I was reaching out now, during a week that has been the coldest this season.

And this visit also brought to light a need for boots at our middle and high schools. Elementary schools often get help because the need is widely published. Word travels quickly in an elementary school. But in middle and high schools, we teach more in silos, where a few people know a lot about some students. But we don’t know the next student/teacher’s plight.

I’m out to change that.

If you live in Vermont’s Chittenden County, and you have some gently used boots that might help out these young people sitting in our classrooms, please let me know. If you don’t live here, but you’d like to help out, contact me.

Here’s what I’m looking for, for students in middle and high school:

  • Young men, sizes 5, 6.5, 7, 7.5
  • Young women, sizes 4, 4, 8, 8.5

Let me know if you can help!


Comments on: "Snow help" (4)

  1. Please share widely! You never know who might have an extra pair of boots somewhere…

  2. I’m happy to help, but I have no boots to pass on. I’m willing to give you an Amazon gift card for you to use. That way, you’ll know which sizes you still need after you hear from some others willing to help. I’ll need your email. Does mine show up for you in the comments?

  3. […] social media to get a few of my students set, but the need is still great. So I put out a call here, on facebook through social sites that offer items for free, and through twitter. Oh, and I sent […]

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