Teacher Allyson Hutchby’s fifth-grade Meadowbrook Elementary School class felt the giving-spirit last month. Instead of exchanging holiday gifts among themselves, for the past 10 years, Hutchby’s class has selected a charity for donations during the holidays. This year's class chose Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation.

“We talk about all of the things we have in our life and discover that we may not have everything we want, but we are lucky enough to have what we need,” said Hutchby. “As a class, we sit down and discuss local charities and what they do for our community. Then we vote on which charity we would like to donate to — and this year the students selected Sarge’s Animal Rescue.”

The students, with the help of their parents, brought in items to be donated and placed the items under the class Christmas tree. 

On the last day of school before Christmas, student Hannah Gibson offered to deliver the items to Sarge’s Adoption Center in Waynesville.

“We are so grateful for the support of folks in our community, especially the youth,” said Nancy Bulluck, Sarge’s staff member. “The donation from the Meadowbrook fifth-graders means a lot to us. Thanks so much from the dogs and cats at Sarge’s Adoption Center.”

For information on Sarge’s work to save dogs and cats in Haywood County, call 828-246-9050 or visit www.sargeanimals.org. “Like” Sarge’s on Face Book to keep up with all the happy adoption news.

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