Kentucky School Honors Former Teacher’s Memory With Huge Pet Fundraiser
Not all animals have loving homes. One local elementary school is helping to make sure these animals feel loved and cared for and you can help!
LEAVING BEHIND A LEGACY OF LOVE FOR ANIMALS
Melissa was a former Sutton Elementary School Assistant. She passed suddenly and way too soon in 2015. She had such an impact on the students and staff they had to do something to make sure her legacy was carried on through the years.
FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS
Sutton Elementary Kindergarten Teacher, Tiffany Hoffman, worked right alongside Melissa and was one of her very best friends. She founded the "Help Friends with Paws For Melissa Baber" Mrs. Hoffman wanted to do something to keep her memory and spirit alive for years to come.
Melissa loved animals. Tiffany decided to host a pet supply drive in her classroom the first year and after that, it caught on throughout the whole school eventually becoming community-wide.
GETTING THE STUDENTS INVOLVED
Now students have a friendly competition among classrooms. They set goals each year and award first, second, and third-place prizes. This year there is a bit of a friendly competition going on between OHS and KWC. So if you drop off make sure and label your goods.
Sutton would like to invite you to be a part of their pet drive. You can donate items to the school located at 2060 Lewis Lane in Owensboro. You can also drop items at the WBKR studios at 3301 Frederica Street and we will deliver them. And new this year if you would like to donate via Amazon they will have it shipped straight to Sutton Elementary School. If you are a parent of a child at Sutton you can include their name.
ITEMS NEEDED: (CAN BE USED IF CLEAN)
Even Luna the School Therapy Dog is getting involved;