How can we help our students be positive role models for our world? It's easier than most people think. It's all about philanthropy!
My school is located in a high poverty area, but that does not stop my students from helping animals in need.
My students are dedicated to making the world a better place!
My fourth-grade students have been making a positive difference in the lives of stray animals and police dogs in their community. Currently, we are collecting dog and cat supplies to help animals affected by Hurricane Florence. Our next project will be to open up a student run business in our classroom to benefit stray animals and police dogs in our county. They are working tirelessly to make a positive difference in the world.
I am specifically requesting cat toys, Milkbones, Greenies and Dentistix because, at their philanthropic "barkery", students will run a pet section. Students voted on what they wanted to do to help animals this year and they all agreed to open up a "barkery", as many of them were customers in my previous classes' businesses. My current students are eager to help out, too. They will be putting all donated items into single serving goodie bags, so their customers can purchase gifts for their pets. They'll price all donations during our classroom workshop time. My ten-year old entrepreneurs will then set up their "barkery" and advertise items for sale. Next, students will display their Milkbones, Greenies, Dentastix and cat toys and invite our school community to shop at their "barkery". Students will also offer a pet gift-wrapping station for customers who purchase the pet items as Valentine's Day gifts for their pets. Customers will be able to have their cat toys, Greenies, Milkbones and Dentastix wrapped for the Valentine's Day.
This project helps students work collaboratively, while helping those in need.
This business will be 100% student run. It also builds leadership skills and teaches students how to be entrepreneurs, while making a positive contribution to society. My students will learn the valuable, life lesson that at 10 years old, they can help change the world, in a meaningful way. Please consider helping my students become leaders in animal welfare while spreading awareness for animals.
All profits will be donated to the MCSPCA and the Sheriff's K-9 Unit.
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