Archive for Thursday, November 20, 2008

EMS 6th-graders donate supplies to Lawrence Humane Society

November 20, 2008

At a time when many people are giving to the needy, Eudora Middle School 6th-grade English teacher DeAnna Thompson and her classes are trying to help those who can’t help themselves.

Her classes have been reading books about animal heroes and the lives of stray dogs, which inspired her and her students to donate supplies to the Lawrence Humane Society.

“There’s animals in there who deserve a good home and some people don’t like them because they’re not all small or cute, but they all deserve good homes,” sixth-grader Lauren Gabriel said.

The project is a cause that is especially close to Gabriel’s heart, as her family recently adopted a German shorthair after the dog’s owner died and the dog had no place to go.

Though it’s not the first time Thompson has had her students read the books, it is the first time she tied in a service project. The fact that the project fell at a time when people are in a giving mood was just a coincidence, thompson said.

Those who would like to donate to the project, you can bring items to the EMS office. To learn more, visit for a full list of items needed.


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