FCCLA prepares for Presents for Paws


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Justin McCrady (11) collects dog beds during the 2016 Presents for Paws.

FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America) is hosting its annual Presents for Paws fundraiser starting Dec. 1 and ending Dec. 15.

Pet supplies will be collected in ANP (Academic Network Period) to benefit the Belleville Area Humane Society (BAHS), BI-State Pet Food Pantry, Stray Rescue of Saint Louis, Gateway Pet Guardians, and Animal House Cat Rescue and Adoption Center. The winning ANP will receive a golden bone for the next year. In order to spread awareness for the fundraiser, FCCLA is also having a 100 days of holiday cheer spirit week. The days are as follows:

β€œIt is important for people to donate to be able to dedicate funds they receive to the actual care of the animals they work with,” said FCCLA sponsor Mrs. Jamie Daughaday.

In addition to collecting items in ANP, members of the community and their pets can have a picture taken with Santa at Pets Supplies Plus on Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m..

FCCLA member Jacob Kujath (12) will be playing the role of Santa.

β€œI am excited and happy for the pets.” Kujath said.