Editor’s note: This is the ninth article in a student writing project from the students of Mary Messer’s class at Gray Elementary in North Delta. The stories reflect community projects that students have done to improve the lives of others throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The articles run once a week on the Optimist website.
We are so glad that we got to impact animals in our community.
The goal for our impact project is about helping animals enjoy their time in the animal shelters and to comfort them in their home. We chose this topic because we all love animals and grew up with them in our households too.
We decided to impact animals at our local animal shelter. We made toys and beds.
Our toys were made out of socks and old shirts and some were braided and left as a tug toy while some were tied at both ends to make a ring.
We also had made mice out of felt and string and made beds for the animals to sleep on and be comfortable during their stay at the shelter.
It was a fun experience to make the toys and beds and it was very exciting to drop off everything we had made to the local animal shelter.
We started this project in the middle of January.
At first it was all planning, but in the middle of February we started the process of making the toys and beds and got ready to drop everything off. It was difficult to find a date and time to drop off the toys and beds because some of us play sports and some of us are just really busy.
When we dropped off the toy donations we got to meet one of the staff from the animal shelter and she thanked us for our generous donations and told us about how the animals would be very grateful. Then we took some pictures with our creations we had made for the animal shelter.
We all felt very happy and proud that we got to do something for our community and enjoyed helping our community with our creations. We impacted the animals and the employees at the animal shelter with our donations and we would encourage others to make an impact in their community as well.