Lakeridge Elementary’s K-Kids Club, a community service club sponsored by Mercer Island Kiwanis and Lakeridge PTA, helped local homeless animals last month by coordinating a school-wide Pet Supply Drive.
The drive involved creating a promotional video, morning school announcements, posters and donation boxes, as well as managing financial donations. K-Kids Club members also created fleece blankets and cat-nip toys to donate to the shelter.
The school was divided into two teams: Team Blue and Team Yellow (Lakeridge’s school colors). The teams competed to see who could donate the greatest number of pet supplies, including cat/dog food, toys and beds.
Team Blue emerged victorious, but K-Kids Club chose to award both teams an extra recess – as they feel the real winners are the animals.
Club members delivered the donated pet supplies to Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville on May 16. Students were treated to a tour of the shelter, and a chance to see how their efforts directly support the homeless animals.
K-Kids Club is led by Lakeridge teacher Jacqueline Florence, Kiwanis Liaison Barbara Tivnan, and Parent Advisors Stephanie Parmenter and Julia Hokanson.