|Our rescued pitbull, Goggles
As part of the Willows School’s 4th grade’s study unit on animals, the community service project partnered students with an organization called Operation Blankets of Love, which collects gently used and new blankets, towels and other pet related supplies for animals waiting in shelters.
As soon as my daughter heard the representative from Operation Blankets of Love speak to her class, accompanied by her dog, she couldn’t wait to start collecting items for shelter animals.
We have a shelter rescue, a pitbull named Goggles. We adopted Goggles when she was about 6 months old and now she’s 12. In our house, she’s a VIP (very important pitbull).
My kids and I collected a few towels from home and set out to Petco to find some items on sale for the project. We got a soft cat pillow for $7.99 and a few other items to help keep shelter dogs comfy.
Of course, as soon as we got home, Goggles began shredding the cat pillow. We grabbed it before she could ruin it.
The 4th graders made posters for the school and an announcement at all-school meeting to ask the entire school to help them meet their goal of 300 blankets and items for the donation.
Community service projects don’t need to be complicated or overdone. They just need to make a difference. In this case, more than 300 comfort items were collected for shelter animals. Job well done!