A local middle school student has made a generous donation to the high-kill shelter, located in upstate South Carolina, their Facebook page reported October 29.
Grant Durgin is a 6th grader at Langston Charter Middle School and also volunteers at in the puppy room at Greenville County Animal Care Services along with his mom Jessica Durgin.
As a part of his school-wide community service day, Grant chose to organize a collection drive in the neighborhood for dog and cat food, towels and blankets, carriers, and other items to donate to the Greenville shelter. Grant collected the great amount shown here.
Not only did Grant collect items Greenville County Animal Care Services is always in need of, he also enjoyed handing out his homemade dog biscuits to the shelter dogs as well.
Langston Charter Middle School, as well as his mom, are instilling values that will hopefully remain with Grant for life. Langston has on their webpage that the school
"exists to provide academic excellence for students while instilling the values of personal responsibility and accountability. The students are required to participate in community service projects of their choosing. We believe by taking what they are learning in their academic classes and using it in the "Real World" the students will become more engaged in learning. Students at Langston increase their sense of self-worth by making compassionate and real contributions to their community."
It would be nice if more people would get out and help fill the needs of Greenville County Animal Care Services. Food, bedding and treats are always needed.
Good job Grant. You're a credit to your family, your school, and your community.