Grade 1 students at St. Martin de Porres School in Red Deer raised $815 for the Central Alberta Humane Society, as part of a social justice project.
Students raised these funds by creating mask straps and selling them for people to use to hold their masks. The mask straps were made out of beautifully patterned ribbon, including paw prints and cats.
The students were involved in every step of the project, including cutting ribbon, organizing snaps and selling to buyers.
“We as a school community are so proud of our Grade 1 students for the time, effort and energy they committed in taking action to show their love and compassion for animals,” said principal, Dorice de Champlain at St. Martin de Porres School.
Melissa Devlin, Central Alberta Humane Society fund development manager, said these funds will “make a difference” for the animals in shelter.
“We are delighted these students chose Central Alberta Humane Society for their social justice project,” said Devlin.