McCall Primary School launches its Homeless Pets Club.
The effort to help two homeless dogs, Ed and Bingo, find loving homes marked the beginning of McCall Primary's Homeless Pets Club－Monarchs to the Rescue. Approximately 40 children, parents and teachers gathered for the launch of the club. It is now a part of the Homeless Pets Foundation, established by Michael Good, a veterinarian in Marietta. Good said he hopes to put as many Homeless Pets Clubs in schools in metro Atlanta as possible in the next two years. Heather Simon, the lead teacher for McCall's Monarchs to the Rescue, said it is important to educate children from a young age about helping and caring for animals in need.
Allatoona students help needy children to get the Christmas they deserve.
Students and teachers at Allatoona High School took children from needy families on a Christmas shopping spree at Target in Acworth. The children come from Allatoona's feeder schools. Every child was able to receive $130 to shop for the gifts they wanted for Christmas, and Allatoona Buccaneers raised a majority of the money through fundraisers and donations, and exceeded their initial goal of having $100 to spend on each child. Shop with a Buccaneer is an event the school started since the very beginning Allatoona opened its doors three years ago, and it has become a tradition for the Bucs every holiday season. More than 170 Allatoona High School students and 61 elementary school children participated in the event this year.