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Adopt a Classroom Hit Hard by Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey
Written by Lori Gracey

Lost your teaching supplies to Hurricane Harvey? We can help. Want to assist an educator restock her classroom? We can match you to someone in need.

Update: Thank you for the incredible outpouring of support! We had almost 600 responses on our online form, and were able to match 200 classrooms to donors. We have now closed the form, but we sincerely appreciate all of those who offered their help. 

It warms my heart to see all of the assistance that people are willing to provide to those hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey. That shows true Texas spirit — neighbor helping neighbor in times of need. TCEA also wants to help by providing a way for those in need and for those who want to give to come together.

If you are an educator in need of supplies for your classroom that was damaged by the storm, all you have to do is complete this short form outlining what you are lacking. Be as specific as possible, even including photos or brands of the items that you need. We will then match you with a generous donor who will purchase the items and ship them to you, all at no cost to you. (You can learn of other assistance that is available to you in this blog and in this one.)

If you were fortunate enough not to receive damage from Hurricane Harvey and would like to help out a fellow educator, simply complete the form and we will match you with a classroom to assist. Please keep in mind that, if you apply to adopt, you are committing to making a good faith effort to try to meet at least some of the school supply needs of the classroom you are matched with.

Together, we can make a huge difference for students and teachers who need our help to continue learning.

 

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Lori Gracey

Lori Gracey has 28 years of experience in education, with 22 years as a curriculum and technology director. She currently serves as the executive director of the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) and is responsible for training technology directors, administrators, curriculum supervisors, and teachers across the country. During her eight years in this position, she has led TCEA in membership and revenue growth, helped to pay off their building and purchase a new, larger building, and implemented new conferences, partnerships with other associations, and professional development opportunities for members and non-members. She serves more than 17,000 members and oversees a staff of 21. Lori is also on the board of the Texas Society of Association Executives and SXSWedu and recently served as the Regional Program Chair for the ISTE 2017 Convention in San Antonio.

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  • […] TCEA Adopt a Classroom – If you are an educator in need of supplies for your classroom that was damaged by the storm, all you have to do is complete this short form outlining what you are lacking. Be as specific as possible, even including photos or brands of the items that you need. We will then match you with a generous donor who will purchase the items and ship them to you, all at no cost to you. (You can learn of other assistance that is available to you in this blog and in this one.) If you were fortunate enough not to receive damage from Hurricane Harvey and would like to help out a fellow educator, simply complete the form and we will match you with a classroom to assist. More details here. […]

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