Nancy Little is a Butler County resident who recently offered to buy teachers in the Lakota Schools supplies for the coming school year. She doesn’t have kids, but she does understand teachers need all the help they can get. She is in her car in this photo delivering supplies to a school in Kentucky and will also buy supplies for a new teacher at Wyandot Early Childhood School.
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Facebook post leads to school supplies for young Lakota teacher

Little is a member of the newly formed West Chester chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and says she has an affinity for the community. So she posted a message on the West Chester and Liberty neighbors page.

“Is there a teacher from West Chester who needs some help getting supplies for the school year? Crazy question I know — but I’m offering to help one teacher. I don’t have kids and can’t afford much, but am willing to help,” Little wrote.

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She got 34 comments and two shares. Leah Aguilar, Parent Engagement and Community Outreach Coordinator for Lakota saw the post and has hooked her up with a new teacher at Wyandot Early Childhood School.

“We are so lucky to have community members that not only support our children, but recognize the efforts it takes to start out in the profession of teaching those children,” Aguilar said. “Nancy’s generous outreach will enable a first year teacher to enhance what she is already planning for her classroom of young learners right from the start of the school year.”

Little has already spent almost $400 on school supplies for a school in Kentucky and plans to spend another $200 or so helping the Lakota teacher.

“Teachers are constantly taking money out of their own pocket and buying supplies for them to use in the schools,” she said. “They don’t get paid enough to begin with. It’s like well I don’t have kids in the school system but it’s something I can do to help them out.”

Little is a teacher too only she teaches adults, “blue collar workers and retirees” who want to learn computers. So she has a connection to the profession.

She said she and some others paid for pencils, construction paper, five cases of copy paper and more to help out the Hindman Settlement School in Knott County Kentucky, which is a DAR-approved school. Part of the DARs outreach is to assist education efforts, but Little also wanted to help closer to home.

“I’m going to be active with that group and I wanted to do something for that community,” Little said. “I originally lived in Michigan and came down here because of work so it’s not like I have a real tie to any particular location, so I decided to help the community where my DAR chapter is.”

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