JHS Social Studies Students Come To The Aid Of The County Humane Society

JAMESTOWN – Jamestown High School social studies classes recently concluded a successful “Presents for Pets” collection drive in support of the Chautauqua County Humane Society.

Students were encouraged to donate items from the Humane Society’s “Needs List” by JHS teacher and coordinator of “Presents for Pets,” Loraine Steffins.

JHS’ U.S. History and Government classes donated $176 worth of items to benefit the animals at the Chautauqua County Humane Society.

As part of the drive, when someone donated an item they were able to put a photograph of their pet on the tree in the JHS library.

“Every year, the generosity of my students amazes me,” said Steffins. “Most students have pets at home and after discussing with them about the disasters out West and what the Humane Society actually does for the animals, my students were glad to help. Students gave their change, I rolled it and then bought items on the Chautauqua County Humane Society’s needs list.”

The “Presents for Pets” drive has been helping the Humane Society for a number of holiday seasons. LeAnn Love, who retired from the JHS College/Career Counseling Center last year, started the drive at
Jamestown High School. To see the Chautauqua County Humane Society’s “needs list” go to www.spcapets.com.