MOULTRIE, Ga. — College students, moms and dads and staff members of Sunset Elementary Faculty have donated practically 8,000 lbs of puppy and cat foodstuff together with other assorted merchandise to the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society.
Section of a joint effort concerning J & J Roofing and Design and Sunset Elementary, a fundraiser was held to incentivize college students and dad and mom to donate. The incentives had been based mostly on a points method.
“The young children would get a solitary stage for every pound of food they donated and 3 points for each and every greenback donated,” mentioned Sunset Elementary College Principal Josh Purvis.
On May well 17, a complete of $7,049 was raised, 6,748 lbs of puppy food items, 1,223 kilos of cat foods, 515 kilos of litter and other assorted items this kind of as canned foodstuff, blankets and toys ended up donated. The plan at first came from Justin Murphy of J & J Roofing and Building.
“I had attained out to (Purvis) about undertaking the push and just reported that we will include the expense of the prizes for the winners,” Murphy stated.
The two prime earning grades will receive a “water working day,” in which the college will provide drinking water slides for young children to engage in on as the faculty yr arrives to a close next week. The top rated grades were being pre-kindergarten and 5th, with pre-K earning the greatest amount of money of factors.
The leading four courses will receive a “pizza celebration.”
“It was just something that we had considered about undertaking. We never anticipated this kind of reaction and generosity,” said Murphy.
The level of competition started on May well 3 and people today ended up donating to the very previous moment, according to Purvis.
“We had individuals calling up Friday to see if they could nevertheless send out stuff in,” explained Purvis. “We had kids’ mother and father and grandparents bringing issues up to the college every working day.”
MCCHS Executive Director Drew Durham stated that this is the most important solitary donation the two physically and monetarily.
“We have to give a big shout out to the mothers and fathers and J & J. This is additional than we could’ve at any time expected.” mentioned Durham.
Durham said that the dollars elevated will be heading into the operating spending budget of the shelter and will enable alleviate some of the added prices that occur from caring for the animals.
Murphy had designs to proceed fundraisers like this in the future particularly with the “huge clearly show-out” he’s noticed from learners, parents and personnel.
“We were considering about accomplishing it after or 2 times a 12 months variety of factor but with the volume that was lifted here, we could possibly not require to,” laughed Murphy.