NEW YORK, NEW YORK – A group of sixth graders from the Lower Manhattan Community Middle School got together to support a local animal rescue project for their service day just last month.
They sold hot chocolate to teachers and fellow students every morning and lunch period for a week to raise money, and raked in over $160.
Their teacher Jessica Kelman stated the kids were “super excited to give it to the kittens.”
On Jan. 15, Kelman brought her students to Shelter Chic, a boutique which sells high-end pet accessories to support its work with rescue animals, to donate the cash and learn about the pet adoption process.
The kids also brought materials from home to make cat toys for the rescue strays they would later meet at Shelter Chic.
Jackson McCormick, 12, used a Snapple bottle, a toilet paper roll, some string and a small pill bottle to make a cute tetherball cat toy.
For the most part, the kids were more interested in playing with the cats, than that cats were in playing with the toys they made.
“We met two cats, Adele and Gus,” said McCormick, “Gus was more of a chill cat. Adele was more energetic. She’s a little feisty. She’d hiss at you if you touched her too much.”