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6/26/2013 8:54:00 AM
Prescott Valley School students collect dozens of needed donations for zoo
Prescott Valley School high school students collected donations for the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, and delivered the items during a field trip.
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Prescott Valley School high school students collected donations for the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, and delivered the items during a field trip.
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Thanks to the hard work and dedication of a group of ninth- through twelfth-graders from Prescott Valley School, the animals at the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary and the staff who work there have a good supply of much-needed items.

Recently, the students on the Community Service committee in Jody Dietzel's Peer Assistance Leadership (PAL) class decided they wanted to organize a donation drive for the zoo. Because the zoo is a non-profit organization, Dietzel said she knew they probably had a list of needed items that both the animals and the staff could use. The students contacted the zoo to get a wish list, and got busy collecting supplies.

After making a flyer that was sent home with students, and advertising around the school, donations began to pour in. Dietzel's students also placed a box in each classroom where students and staff could leave the various needed items.

Dietzel said the school collected enough donations to fill three very large boxes.

"There were so many items, it was hard to fit them into the school van for delivery," Dietzel said, adding that the school collected a variety of consumable and frequently-needed items including paper towels, cloth towels, blankets, office supplies, flashlights and batteries.

The students from the PAL class went on a field trip to the zoo to deliver the items in person to the facility's executive director, Pam McLaren.

"The zoo staff was so appreciative and said that the items we donated were really helpful," Dietzel said, adding that while they were there, the students also donated time to work on a project for the volunteer coordinator.

Dietzel said the donation drive was a huge hit with her students, who definitely seemed to appreciate the process of collecting items to help others - both two- and four-legged.

"They were amazed at how many items were donated and I think the importance of their donation really surfaced when they made the formal presentation to the zoo staff," Dietzel said.

"Every sanctuary or non-profit rescue needs donations and if a monetary donation is not a possibility, at least helping collect items on a wish list is a small but great way to help. It helped the students to see that they can help in the community in many ways."

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