Second- and third-graders from the Roeper Lower School continued their tradition of turning what many consider trash into treasure by opening a recycling and reusing gift store. The store was only open for four days, but the students raised $2,435.23 for the Michigan Humane Society.
The students presented a check the Michigan Humane Society's Event Coordinator Sarah Nagel on Jan. 9.
"It costs an average of $156 to transform the life of one animal, so this donation will make a big difference," she said.
The Roeper gift shop was developed and run by Roeper stage III (second and third grade) students. Items sold included pet toys, worry dolls, coasters, bookmarks, purses, wallets, jewelry, notecards, pins, magnets and journals. All items were made from recycled or reused materials and priced between 25 cents and $12.
This report was provided by the Roeper School.
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