RPES students raise funds for animal shelter
Kindergarten through second grade students at Rachel Patterson Elementary School raised $310 for the Atmore-PCI Animal Shelter last week as a part of the Dr. Seuss Read Across America Week.
Every class participated in the fundraiser, which was based off of the Dr. Seuss book, “What Pet Should I Get?”
Melanie Griffith’s class raised the most money in the school. Students brought in $50 worth of change for the effort, RPES Librarian Julie McDonald said.
McDonald said Karie Richburg’s class came in second as it raised $23.45, and Lauren Beasley’s class raised $14 to claim the third spot.
The local shelter has 13 dogs and five cats, Shelter Director Brandon James said.
James said a cat was adopted the other day, and dog adoption comes and goes.
“There’s no science behind adoption,” he said.
This is the first time that RPES has held a fundraiser for the shelter, McDonald said.