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Hundreds rally to support Clark-Pleasant teachers

WHITELAND, Ind. (WISH) — A social media page created to thank teachers at Clark-Pleasant schools grew by hundreds overnight, and now it’s inspiring more tangible ways to share gratitude.

A mother in Whiteland created the Facebook page, called “Clark-Pleasant Cares for Teachers,” just over a week ago.

Founder Lynn Fahy says it’s a way to combat negativity over student and staff mask mandates. It’s since become pages of posts thanking teachers for their hard work during the pandemic.

Brandi Speight is a media clerk at Pleasant Crossing Elementary School and wanted to get involved.

“There’s been some people in the community that say, ‘I may not be able to donate anything but is there something else I can do?’” Speight said. “And so I’ve sent some of these cards home to have them  write a thank-you. I’ve had some students that have written thank-yous to the bus drivers and that sort of thing. It’s been all community members just wanting to help in some way.”

Speight is helping send care packages to all 955 staff members in the district. The care packages will include school supplies and handwritten thank-you notes.

The goal is to deliver the packages before fall break begins Oct. 15.