Farwell Schools Raise Money for Rescue Kritters

January 13, 2020

Farwell Area Schools just wrapped up a donation drive for the Association to Rescue Kritters, the A.R.K, a wildlife rehabilitation center that focuses on the rescue and release of local injured/displaced animals. The donation drive began the first wave in October when the school heard of an overwhelming need for acorns needed for the wildlife rehabilitation center. Since the original drive wasn’t going to occur until after possible snow falling, students took on the acorn challenge early and brought in an abundance of acorns to supports the center’s efforts. The next wave of donations began in mid-December.

The A.R.K. supports a large variety of animals which makes their task to feed and care for the animals daunting. Farwell School District, from preschool to 12th grade, met this challenge with a large variety of donations including baby food, towels, cleaning items, medical care items, and frozen fish! Even ceramic pinch pots made by past art students for other fundraisers made the list, as well as donations gifted in people’s names. The service learning class collected boxfuls of pine cones and acorns from the school forest. One class even made interactive food release toys for raccoons!

If you would like to learn more about the A.R.K., follow them on Facebook or go to https://www.arkritters.org.

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