West Seattle Montessori/WS Academy students’ food drive – for pets!

April 12, 2013 at 10:21 am | In How to help, Pets, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

(Photo courtesy West Seattle Montessori/West Seattle Academy)
In recent months, we’ve shared the news of multiple food drives by community-minded students at local schools – and we have another one today: This time, to help pets in area shelters. West Seattle Montessori/West Seattle Academy (WSB sponsor) assistant director Heather Aquino explains:

Our seventh-grade students have taken on a very cool cause. (Through) April 25 they are challenging all of our classes to collect as much pet food as they can, by the pound, to be donated to local Seattle shelters. Our winning class will have a small party hosted by these incredible seventh-graders.

Community members are welcome to donate pet food too – drop it off at the school, 11215 15th SW, today or April 22-25th (as with Seattle Public Schools, WSMS/WSA will be out on spring break next week).

5 Comments

  1. What a thoughtful and caring group of kids! As an aside, if you’re unable to get to the school to donate, the White Center food bank accepts donated pet food as well. A lot of people have trouble not only feeding themselves, but their furrever friends, too.

    Comment by Westy since '92 — 11:39 am April 12, 2013 #

  2. Good job kids! We are impressed with your compassion!

    We can let you know that local food banks are always in need of good quality cat food. About 90% of the pet food donations they receive are for dogs. For whatever reason, the cats are forgotten when it comes to donations and when they do get a cat food donation, the food banks are generally out of it very, very quickly. (This information comes from our Food Bank Clients).

    We would suggest that if people can afford it and have a Costco card, to purchase the dark purple bag of Cat Maintenance kibble, (not the lavender one). It is a 25 lb of dry cat food, and only costs about $19.00. It is a good, middle of the road quality food, with it’s first ingredient being chicken (not corn meal, or meat meal). The better food these ‘in need’ pets eat, the healthier they will be (just like us).

    Thanks again kids. You are our future.

    Comment by furryfaces — 1:09 pm April 12, 2013 #

  3. Being a parent of 2 children at West Seattle Montessori School and West Seattle Academy I am over the moon to see this out reach to our animals. As a school they are all bringing in as much food as they can. I was even able to witness a 9 year old run through the front door with her 20lb bag of cat food. She was so excited to add it to the class total to ” Save the kitties ” as she told me. I know my cats are a large part of our family including the feral stray we are feeding. All these kids are feeling the same thing. They just want to help. Pure joy.

    Comment by Heather — 9:18 pm April 12, 2013 #

  4. Wow What a Great School Thank You for taking care of the Animals Wish more School would do this.Thank You West Seattle Montessori School you Rock !!!

    Comment by Debbie — 3:31 pm April 13, 2013 #

  5. I think it is so important to teach and show our children , how to help and be kind to animals,this school is doing that keep up the good work.

    Comment by Rick Richardson — 3:38 pm April 13, 2013 #

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