Meridian Elementary School students were rewarded with a visit from some furry friends after donating more than 2,385 pet items to the Seattle Humane Society on June 14.
As part of their fifth-grade community project, students collected pet food donations from the community and made blankets for animals waiting for their forever homes.
Audrey Farris, a behavioral interventionist at Meridian, said, “I work for the students and I love helping them build leadership skills through project-based learning like this. It’s so powerful to watch.”
Michelle Corder’s son is a second grader at Meridian and she shared a video of him explaining the project to help bring in donations from friends and family.
“It’s good because sometimes these animals don’t get adopted, and they need food and soft things to play with,” she said.