Nacogdoches High School was selected to take part in a nation wide program to help support local animal shelters.
The student council, national honor society and several other student clubs, are working on a big fund raiser for the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter.
“Basically what it is the National Honor Society got chosen, amongst various other high schools around the nation, to get a grant from the government to basically raise money and do fund raisers,” said Melanie Torres, Nacogdoches High School Student Body President.
They will be doing fundraisers with raising canes and will be using those funds to supply the animal shelter with various things.
Students will be doing monthly raisers: January they will be accepting donations for cat food and treats, February will be dog and puppy food (Alpo or Gravy Train brands will not be accepted), in March they will accept dog and cat toys and in April they will be taking cleaning supplies.
They will also accept gift cards to places such as Lowes, Walmart and Amazon.
All donations can be brought to Nacogdoches High School during lunch or after school.
“I’m pretty excited about it because the animal shelter here, I feel, doesn’t get much attention,” said Torres. “It’s kind of like all these animals that are going and it’s nice to help these animals that are hopefully going to get a home. And I, as a pet owner, feel strongly about helping animals.”
All the fundraisers will be done in hopes of one day clearing the shelter.