Chesterbrook first graders donate to animal shelter, learn about animals' needs

First graders from Chesterbrook Academy in Phoenixville sold homemade dog treats last month and delivered the $100 they raised to Berks County Animal Rescue League in Birdsboro Feb. 21. Photos courtesy of Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School

On Feb. 21, first graders from Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School in Phoenixville delivered a donation to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County in Birdsboro. Students have been studying the needs of animals in their community and the importance of caring for them. They worked together to raise more than $100 for the shelter by baking and selling dog treats. During their visit to the shelter, students had the opportunity to meet some of the animals.

Since 1952, the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Inc. (ARL) has provided shelter and care for unwanted and abused animals. The ARLís mission is to impact all aspects of humane treatment of animals through quality service, accommodation and education of pet owners and the community. For more information, visit

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