- Posted April 4, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Impact Your World
Scales Elementary Students Help Neighborhood Animals
These fifth graders are a part of a partnership with a class of ASU graduate students in which they identified a pressing problem within their school or neighborhood, and, guided by their ASU partners, devised a project using art to create solutions. They have created a variety of marketing tools to publicize their food drive, including fliers and a video, as well as written and performed in the daily video announcements at their school, and helping write this press release.
These kids are, in the words of group member Syeda Akter, “helping the dogs and cats have a home and food and toys.” Another group member, Ethan Matus, talks about why these kids chose this problem, “We wanted to work on raising food for animals because the homeless dogs looked sad and alone with no owners.” Giselle Galvan wants to make it clear that they believe in their ability to help their community despite their age, “We’re not just 5th graders, we’re human beings.”
If you want to donate food, cat litter, or pet toys, you can bring the items to Scales Technology Academy, 1115 W 5th St, Tempe, AZ 85281. There is a donation box in the front office, and the kids will be accepting donations through April 22nd. All the food, litter and toys raised will go to Lost Our Home pet foundation, which benefits struggling pet owners in the Phoenix metro area.