The Westlake Teachers Association (WTA) donated a box full of toothbrushes and toothpaste to the City of Westlake Food Pantry. The materials were paid for with a community involvement grant from the Northeast Ohio Education Association (NEOEA).
Westlake teachers Karen Kane and Krissy Ingham delivered the generous donation to the Westlake Community Services Center on Friday, Jan. 29.
“The Westlake Teachers Association wanted to assist the food pantry, in providing the residents of Westlake, basic supplies that they need, especially since the start of the pandemic in mid-March 2020,” Kane and Ingham wrote in a letter to the Community Services Director Lydia Gadd. “Since in-person volunteer opportunities are limited, this was one unique way to help out. We wanted to assist in providing what we could to the ever-increasing number of residents who are seeking emergency assistance. We hope to increase our volunteer opportunities in the near future.”
Kane applied for the grant, “WTA – Smiles in the Community,” which was approved by the NEOEA in December 2020.