One educator is using her organization as a tool to ensure students are protected when school starts back up.
"We want to make sure we're working together to defeat COVID-19. So that means we have to be prepared, and we are going to be prepared by providing everyone in our community with PPE," said Brandi Clay.
It's going to take a village to complete the vision the EdD Series organization has for the students in Acadiana.
"Regardless if a child goes to private school, charter or public schools within Lafayette Parish. We want to make sure our parents and children are protected and safe," she said.
The creator, Brandi Clay, also a teacher at Northside, says it all starts with donations. Currently, the items needed are masks in both kids and adult sizes, personal sanitizers, and antibacterial wipes.
"All of these items we're looking to package inside a Ziploc so that students can be able to carry these items wherever they may go. Inside of their book bags, inside of their purse or their binder, so they are prepared when returning to school," she said.
For the next two weeks, the EdD Series will be collecting donations at Above the Limit Tutoring at 811 W University in Lafayette by drop off or mail.
"As an educator, we want to be on campus. As any principal, they want to see their teachers and their students safe on campus. So, we want to make sure we're giving them the tools for that to happen," she said.
The last day to donate will be July 30. The drive-by distribution will take place at Northside High School from 9 am-11 am on August 1.