Roosevelt Elementary donates to animal shelter

Published: Feb. 24, 2020 at 6:16 PM CST
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One Minot school is making a difference in the community while also competing for extra recess.

Roosevelt Elementary collected donations throughout the month of February for the Souris Valley Animal Shelter.

The drive was organized by the Parent Teacher Organization and became a competition for the different grades to see who could donate the most.

Fourth Grader Sylvia Carswell was able to reuse some household items by donating them.

"I collected newspaper from our house and I got two old towels and I asked my mom if we could use a few things that we have for our animals at home but they don't use them." Carswell said.

Roosevelt elementary school volunteer Harrietta Summers kept count of the items and made sure to keep a count for each grade’s donations throughout the month.

"We have towels, we have blankets we have comforters, we have food we have toys and all of those things will be donated to the Humane Society." Summers said.

The school collected around 230 donations overall, with the fourth grade coming in first place and winning some extra recess time.