Thumbs Up—Illinois Students Help Their Local Shelter!

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 12:00pm
Illinois Students Help Their Local Shelter

We love connecting people with their local animal shelters—which is exactly why we love the HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers) program!

We awarded $50,000 in grants to HEART programs across the country to help students of all ages learn about human rights, animal protection and environmental ethics. One such program, at Stockton Elementary in Chicago, gave students a chance to participate in a service learning program focusing on animal issues.

The students organized two fundraisers to benefit the Chicago Canine Rescue and paid a visit to meet the animals they helped. A big shout out to the HEART students of Stockton Elementary for all their hard work! Great job, all!

For more information on the ASPCA Grants program and how you can get involved, visit the Grants page.