Middle School Students 'Adopt' East Haven Animal Shelter

Looking to make a difference in their community, a group of Joseph Melilio Middle School students did their part to raise donations for the town's homeless animals.

This post was written and reported by Lauren Myers.

This year, Joseph Melillo Middle School student council wanted to make a difference in their community.  

What started out as a group of four dedicated students turned into a club of 11 because of the enthusiasm over the East Haven Animal Shelter project.  

Students had the idea of completing a charitable act of “adopting” the shelter this year, and for the years to come.  

Through a “wear your favorite team jersey” in honor of the Super Bowl, students raised $200 in cash from their classmates and teachers.  

But that wasn’t enough. 

The girls decided to continue their efforts by collecting donations of food and supplies for the animals.  

The school had an overwhelming response, and with all the bags and boxes in tow, student council members visited the animal shelter to deliver the goods in person. 

There, they were greeted with warmth and appreciation from the wonderful staff, including Owen, Leslie, and Anthony.  

The girls learned lessons in caring and giving back to the community, while meeting some cute four legged friends.  

Thank you to the animal shelter for all the hard work they do all year long!


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