A class at c̓əsqənelə Elementary is finding ways to help animals in need.
Melissa Affleck’s Grade 1 students collected 79 donated items and raised $58.30 in support of the Maple Ridge SPCA earlier this month.
“They wanted to find a way to help the SPCA so we made flyers and collected donations,” said Melissa Affleck, a Grade 1 teacher at c̓əsqənelə Elementary. “We also made biscuits to take as well.”
Students got a chance to learn more about the SPCA when they visited the facility to drop off their donation.
“We spent time learning what the SPCA was and how it helped and asked the Maple Ridge SPCA what they needed. It was an amazing experience to be able to go in person and give our donation.”
She added that her class has been inspired to find new ways of giving ever since the Terry Fox Run took place in September.
“My class has been very interested in figuring out ways to give and help,” she said. “They did a candy store in the fall and raised close to $300 in addition to our school fundraiser.”