Pet Toys Spread Holiday Cheer
Marilyn’s Voice teams up with Cleveland elementary students to raise money for animal rescue and to teach important lessons in economics and animal welfare.
Posted: December 13, 2011 6 p.m, EDT
The students of Munson Elementary in Chardon and Sunview Elementary in Lyndhurst have started to make braided pull and ball toys, cat teasers and pet scarves, as well as scarves for people using fleece, tennis balls, chopsticks and yarn. The students will sell the wares to raise money for Marilyn’s Voice, a local nonprofit that rescues abused and abandoned dogs.
“Kids have such an innocent, unadulterated passion for animals,” says Kristina Biondolillo, a spokesperson for Marilyn’s Voice. “Seeing these third-grade kids invest long hours into making the toys has been heartwarming.”
The money-raising strategy requires students to request a loan from their “banker,” the school principal, in order to purchase the materials needed to create their pet toys. The terms of the loan include using collateral such as shoveling snow. They can also barter with their parents, in order to have them help cut the fleece students can help with more household chores.
Pet toy sales will be held Dec. 11 through Dec. 17 at the schools and on Dec. 17 at local businesses.
Dec. 17 from10am-3pm:
Wal-Mart,Mayfield Heights, OH
Pet Supplies "Plus,"Lyndhurst, OH
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