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WCPS Students Donate to Animals During Holidays

Fourteen Washington County Public Schools are participating in an annual program called “Home for the Holidays” to procure donations for the Humane Society of Washington County.

Students of all ages are collecting donations and bringing them into their schools in time for the December 22nd pick-up day. The amount that the students donate covers the bulk of the HSWC’s needs for the first quarter of the New Year.

“Helping to make animals feel special and loved is why I wanted to donate to the Humane Society,” said a 4th grade student at Cascade Elementary. “It makes me feel warm inside when I can help an animal.”

Potomac Heights School Secretary Eloisa Banes stated why her school participates.

“Our Potomac Heights staff collects items each year to help make a difference in the lives of the animals. Paul McCartney stated it best when he said, ‘You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.’”

Participating schools include Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, Cascade Elementary, Center for Education Services, Claud Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview, Eastern Elementary, Fountaindale Elementary, Lincolnshire Elementary, Marshall Street School, Maugansville Elementary, North Hagerstown High, Pleasant Valley Elementary, Potomac Heights Elementary, Smithsburg High, and Springfield Middle.