PRESTONSBURG – Students in Mitzi Mynhier’s sixth grade classroom at Adams Middle School are learning about business, fundraising, graphic design, media relations, and how to make a difference in their community. The students while brainstorming for a community project came up with the idea for Paws for Cause.
The student’s Paws for Cause program will support the Floyd County Animal Shelter by providing needed items such as dog and cat food, blankets, toys, and treats.
“I have 29 students in class. Over 80% of the class are either pet owners or pet lovers. The students agreed they all had a common love and concern for animals. While trying to determine how they could transform their love for animals into a community project, the idea of Paws for Cause was born.
Students agreed that often shelter animals are forgotten and the burden for their care is put on the local animal shelter. With budget cut concerns going on in the county, students decided to raise money for the animal shelter. The class is currently selling Paw Prints at Adams Middle for $1.00. Students are crafting the Paw Prints that can be personalized for the individual buying them. Students are also baking homemade doggie treats to sell. All proceeds from fundraisers and donations will be given directly to the Floyd County Animal Shelter.
Students hope to make the Paws for Cause a school wide event. Students plan to go into each classroom at Adams Middle School to speak about Paws for Cause.
The City of Prestonsburg has agreed to work alongside the class to support the animal shelter as much as they can. Anyone wishing to make a donation can contact Mitzi Mynhier at [email protected].
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for the Floyd County Times. She can be reached at 606-794-0290.