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Alvernia University Students Raise Over $1,000 in Donations for Humane Pennsylvania

by Humane Pennsylvania

Alvernia University Students Raise Over $1,000 in Donations for Humane Pennsylvania

Students from Alvernia University collected $1,300 for Humane Pennsylvania as part of the curriculum for their Ethical Treatment of Animals Course during the 2022 Fall semester.

For the honors and service-learning course, taught by Dr. Donna Yarri, students were required to participate in fundraising, place donation bins around campus, and complete 15 hours of community service, which included volunteer work at a shelter.

Most of the students decided to give their time at the Freedom Center for Animal Life-Saving in Berks County and collected donations of pet food, bedding, and other supplies. All money raised by the students was used to buy supplies for the animals, which were then brought to the shelters.

Dr. Yarri has taught the course five times, as it is instructed every two years. She says, “As always, the students this year did a phenomenal job in raising money and working directly and indirectly for shelter animals. The hands-on work enables students not only to learn academically about the issues animals face but to make a tangible difference.”