Three fifth grade students from Piñon Elementary recently came forward with a pretty neat fundraising idea.
For their fundraising project, Morgan Hayes, Nick Dolin and Aidan Royer opted to raise about $2,000 for Paws and Stripes, an organization that helps war veterans suffering with traumatic brain injuries and post traumatic stress disorder.
According to their written proposal, how Paws and Stripes, and organization based in Rio Rancho does this is pretty unique.
“Paws and Stripes saves a dog’s life from a kill shelter and people train the dog to help a soldier that’s been in war. ... Paws and Stripes provides the service dog for free to the soldier and spends $2,000 to train each dog,” read a statement in their report.
Recently, the young men appeared at a work session of the Los Alamos School Board to get the word out about their idea. They plan on holding various fundraising activities throughout October, and right up until Veteran’s Day Nov. 11.
Originally, the kids suggested dog walking, lawn mowing, raking leaves and shoveling snow to raise money, but their principal, Jill Gonzales, helped them broaden their approach.