SHERRILL — Students in Danielle Jeffery’s second grade class worked hard over the past month to give back to a local animal shelter.
“We got this idea from a story in our reading series about taking care of a pet dog. I use it to raise awareness about what an animal shelter does and how we can do even small things to help those animals. Plus, we are huge lovers of dogs and cats!” said Danielle Jeffery.
Students worked over a three-week period to make posters and display them throughout the building, encouraging students and faculty to donate to the cause. The class ended up collecting close to 50 items for animals in need, in addition to $40 in monetary donations. They celebrated with a visit from Red, the VVS High School therapy dog.
Students were excited to be able to make a difference in the animals’ lives. Second grader Lindsay Geroux said, “I like animals and I like helping them because they are really cute and I think they deserve a home. Now they have toys to have fun with and food and water to survive.”