SHS class shows love for animals, their community, through Paws for Love fundraiser
Tim Brody - Editor
Students in Tallie MacDonald’s Grade 12 class exemplified Sacred Heart School’s virtue of the month, love, by conducting a fundraiser for Sioux Looks Out for Paws animal rescue in Sioux Lookout.
Students worked hard to bake 834 dog bone shaped sugar cookies, which they sold to their fellow students, on March 1, for $1 each.
“We wanted to give back to our community and show our love for animals,” MacDonald stated.
“So that they can have better homes,” student Sydney Brazier added.
“We wanted to help them out,” student Nathan Murphy shared.
“So they can go to the vet and get checked,” student Remi Lilly informed.
“We had a lot of fun. We talked about our math, about measurements, about collecting data and money. We talked about science, about how things become solids and liquids. We talked about our virtue of the month, which is love, and giving back to our community for Christian Living. We talked about advertising and media because we had to design posters. Brock LaBelle was the winner of our media studies…his cookie design and his colours of orange and blue.”
“My favorite team is the (Edmonton) Oilers,” LaBelle explained.
“It was fun. It’s showing everybody that we care for animals and we’re showing that we love them,” Brazier said, summing up the fundraising experience.
MacDonald thanked Fresh Market Foods for their donation of ingredients for the cookies.
The class raised more than $600 with their Paws for Love cookie sale.