Local fifth-grader collects donations for animals in need
Logan Elementar y School fifth grader Chelsea Stubel turned a school project about sympathy and empathy into a fundraiser for animals.
Chelsea and her classmates began learning about the importance of having sympathy and empathy and were asked to create a project that exhibits the virtues, according to Caroline Stubel, Chelsea’s mother.
“She thought it would be a good idea to be able to give back to animals in need,” Caroline explained. “So she came up with the idea to collect donations for them and then give it to them so they can have a good Christmas.”
Chelsea collected for about two weeks and received an overwhelming amount of items from family and Dundalk community members.
“The community was extremely generous,” Caroline said.
According to Caroline, Chelsea went above and beyond what was expected of her by collecting both monetary and physical
donations for animals in foster care and up for adoption.
They received toys, leashes, collars, food and blankets, as well as money, that she used to go shopping for more items to give to the animals.
The 11-year-old donated the items to a local rescue group called Pitties and Purrs.
Although the Stubel’s already own a cat, a Rottweiler and a chocolate Labrador Retriever, they will be fostering a dog for the first time this year.
“She absolutely loves animal,” Caroline said. “They’re her pride and joy; its her passion to take care of animals.”
“She says she wants to save all the animals,” she noted.
According to Caroline, Chelsea wants to make this a yearly tradition.
Chelsea loves animals so much that she wants to be a veterinarian when she gets older.
The project is not due until early January, but Chelsea has already gone above and beyond.
Chelsea plans on donating to the animal shelter next year.
Chelsea Stubel received a lot of donations for her school project.