Mrs. Albert’s 8th grade reading and English class at Lewiston Middle School has been discovering the benefits of giving back to the community. The students sponsored the second annual pet food drive for the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society (GAHS).

The class chose the GAHS because they are a non-profit organization that cares for homeless, abandoned, stray, abused, neglected and sick animals in our community. The students made posters and announcements and decorated donation boxes that were located on every floor in the school.

The pet food drive was held from Nov. 12 through Dec. 20 and was a great success. The class collected dog and cat food, toys, treats/cleaning supplies and monetary donations.

On the last day of the drive, Kathi Grenier, the shelter manager, came to Lewiston Middle School. She spoke to the class about animals and the GAHS’s commitment to the welfare of animals in our community.

On behalf of the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, the class thanks all the individuals who helped to make the pet food drive a success.

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