Student's Recycling Campaign Raise Money For Animals in Need

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A special thanks to Diego, Roman and Jared for their donation of $160.07 to the Humane Society of Ventura County. The 7th grade students from Sunset School in Oak View, collected recyclables from December through the end of the school year to raise money for the HSVC.

The trio collectively came up with the idea after the Thomas Fire and placed recycle stations in each classroom at their school. According to the boys, they chose the HSVC as the beneficiary for their donation drive because of all of the care provided during the fire and because the HSVC relies on private donations for funding.

“I am so proud of these three, they are amazing,” said Kelsie Sims, Principal at Sunset School. According to Sims, the students took all the bottles and cans to the recycling station near the school every Friday since their donation drive began. In addition to the donated funds, the three boys collected several bottles of Dawn dish soap.

“Every day I am astounded by the outpouring of support from our community,” said Greg Cooper, Director of Community Outreach for the Humane Society of Ventura County. “We are very lucky to have these three boys and their altruistic attitudes looking out for us at the Shelter,” Cooper continued.

Thank you very much Diego, Roman, and Jared for your hard work this year!

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