Class of the Week: Roosevelt Elementary 6th Graders
PLOVER (WAOW) -- These sixth graders enlisted the help of their entire school to lend a hand to an area humane society.
As part of the Adopt a Classroom project, the Humane Society of Portage County and Mrs. Ruzicka's 6th grade class at Roosevelt Elementary in Plover were paired up.
When learning about the great needs of a humane society the students decided they wanted to help. So, they organized a supply drive. For one week in February they challenged other classrooms to bring in supplies like dog food or paper towels. They then donated those supplies to the humane society.
Jennifer Blum, Executive Director of HSPC says, "We were invited to come on St. Patrick's day and the children were all dressed up in their St. Patrick's day finery and presented us with a donations that included piles of dog food, cleaning supplies."
The students also collected $1,700. It's a donation, they know will be well used.
Leah Gastonguay says, "To help the animals that aren't doing well and don't have families. They need food and water and shelter and love."
Matt Kissinger adds, "I think it means a lot to the people that work there because their animals can get a better home now. People will think they're happy and want to adopt them more."
"Any time we get a large donation like that, it's appreciated more than people can know," Blum says. "That's what it takes to keep this shelter running."
And that's why the 6th graders at Roosevelt Elementary are Class of the Week.