The NH Humane Society is pleased to be the recipient of a community service project conducted by the first graders at Pleasant Street Elementary School. Mrs. Best’s and Mrs. Friend’s classes learned about wants and needs in their social studies classes, and focused their attention on the animals living at the New Hampshire Humane Society this holiday season. Using the NHHS “Wish List,” the students decided to hold a collection drive to collect canned cat and dog food, toys, and paper towels, as well as monetary donations to address all of the other needs of the shelter. The plea went out to the entire Pleasant Street School community and resulted in the collection of 121 items (counted and tabulated by the first graders) and $160.00 dollars raised. Students who brought in an item to donate were allowed to participate in “Hat Day,” on Friday, December 16, 2016 – when the NHHS Development Director, Lissa Mascio, visited the first graders to collect their donations. Some students brought in more than one item and shared with a friend, so that all of the first graders could participate in Hat Day. The students decided to donate $100.00 of that monies collected directly to the shelter and use the remaining $60.00, and their math skills, to purchase cat litter for the shelter.