The inspiration of Glenwood Elementary School

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The generosity of students at Glenwood Elementary School in Amarillo is spreading throughout the City of Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare Department.

Glenwood students wanted to help dogs residing at the Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare (AAMW) shelter. The students organized a fundraiser – “Dimes for Dogs”. In just a few months, the students raised more than $1,200 by collecting nickels, dimes and quarters.

The students turned fundraising into a contest; the second year won the “Dimes for Dogs” title by raising the most money. The impressive act of generosity did not stop there.

Glenwood students have inspired others.

AAMW staff members contacted Pets Supplies Plus, a local partner. AAMW wanted to use funds raised by Glenwood students to buy ‘Kongs’ – durable rubber dog toys that serve as a treat and help cure boredom – for the entire AAMW shelter. Pets Supplies Plus has contacted Kong officials. When Kong officials discovered the generosity of Glenwood students, Kong decided to donate 320 Kongs to the AAMW shelter – free of charge.

“It’s truly amazing how students at Glenwood Elementary have raised so much money by collecting nickels and dimes,” said AAMW Outreach Manager Kayla Sell. “And then, that this act of generosity inspires others to help the dogs here at the shelter – it’s truly amazing. We are so grateful to everyone who provided this resource.

“Sonny” and “Cher” – dogs from Amarillo's Animal Management and Welfare Department – ​​greet Glenwood Elementary students in recognition of the school's Dimes for Dogs fundraiser.

Money raised by Glenwood students will be used to fund additional animal needs at the AAMW shelter.

For more information, contact City of Amarillo Communications Officer Dave Henry at (806) 378-5219 or email [email protected]

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