Middle school students in grades 6-8 are invited to join us on Tuesday, August 3, for a day of learning and service at the Jacksonville Humane Society!
Participants will learn about animal sheltering, what dogs and cats go through while living in a shelter environment, and how we can help make their stay as happy, healthy, and stress-free as possible.
Service projects may include:
- creating enrichment items for the pets such as dog treats, food puzzles, cat toys, and more
- stuffing envelopes with thank you letters to donors
- making heating pads for neonatal kittens and surgery patients
- making foster kits for foster parents
- reading to the pets to help them feel more relaxed in their kennels
- and more!
In addition to completing a variety of service projects, participants will have the opportunity to meet and interact with a JHS dog and JHS kittens or cats.
All participants will be awarded 3 community service hours at the end of the day.
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Cost: $35 donation to JHS
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Drop off is from 10:45 - 11:00 a.m. and pick up is from 3:00 - 3:15 p.m.
A Papa John's pizza lunch will be provided to all participants.
What to bring:
a love of pets!
What to wear:
comfortable clothing that can get messy
closed-toe shoes that cover the foot completely
a face mask or face covering (required at this time regardless of vaccination status, per JHS policy)
a raincoat (optional) if it looks like rain is in the forecast (service projects will be completed indoors but we may go outside to meet a dog)
If your child has been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days prior to August 3, 2021, they may not participate in the Middle School Service Day.
If your child experiences any of the following symptoms within 48 hours prior to August 3, 2021, they may not attend the Middle School Service Day:
Fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater
Shortness of breath
New loss of taste or smell
Chills and/or repeated shaking