Grace Academy Student's 'Heart to Serve' Project comes from the Heart

Grace Academy Student's 'Heart to Serve' Project comes from the Heart

Hagerstown, MD: Meghan Leather, a 4th grade student at Grace Academy recently completed a "Heart to Serve" project that was developed to help the homeless animals at the Humane Society of Washington County. Her classmates in Miss Marilyn Ruth's class as well as fellow 4th graders in Mrs. Ellen Brown's class participated in the project, which generated a donation of $73.00 for the shelter.
The "Heart to Serve" project was independently organized and implemented by Meghan, who took up a collection to help the animals. The staff at Grace Academy is very impressed with Meghan's initiative. "We are very proud of Meghan," said Barbara J. Hoover, Office Manager and Administrative Secretary. "She initiated this project independently, organizing and implementing each phase by herself."
Meghan's classmates in Miss Ruth's class helped her collect donations for the shelter as did fellow 4th graders in Mrs. Brown's class. When asked what had been Meghan's inspiration her mother Lynn Leather responded, "Her love for animals. Meghan loves animals so she wanted this project to be for them."
The Humane Society of Washington County is located at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown, MD. Visit our website, www.hswcmd.org, for information on animal related issues, directions to the shelter and information about our programs and services.
The Humane Society of Washington County exists to improve the quality of life for all animals. Through education, legislation, action and leadership, we strive to eliminate overpopulation and to foster an environment of respect, responsibility and compassion.