FFA to hold drive benefiting the Humane Society

Jay Deegan, Staff Writer

Naperville Central’s FFA Chapter is hosting an animal toy and food drive along with a volunteer session, benefiting the Naperville Area Humane Society.

The club is collecting fleece fabric, old T-shirts, old pillows, lightly used toys for dogs and cats, unopened dog and cat food, plastic dog crates, baby gates, baby toys and towels, up till the 7th. You can drop off the items in room 66.

“This is not strictly an FFA event, anyone is welcome,” said Junior Riley McGrath, president of the Central chapter.

The service opportunity is being held on Tuesday, Dec 7, from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 66, where they will use some of the aforementioned materials to make various animal-related goods.

“We will be making toys and blankets to donate to the Humane Society out of some of the collected goods,” McGrath said.

Any time spent during the service opportunity can be used as service hours.

“In order to earn volunteer hours you have to fill out the Google Form at tinyurl.com/naphsdrive,” McGrath said.

All of the goods donated and made will be used in a way to benefit the wellbeing of animals.

“This is about serving a greater cause and helping pets in need,” FFA sponsor Nolan Moss said.

For students who wish to donate, one small bag of donations is equivalent to 30 minutes of service hours, and one big bag of donations is equivalent to one hour of service. Donated supplies are capped at three hours, and the entire event is capped at five hours of service.