After 10 months of making the right choices, students at the Quashnet School in Mashpee have reached their goal of raising $14,000 for a Heroes In Transition (HIT) service dog.
“We are so grateful to the Quashnet students and so impressed by them, as well,” said Cyndy Jones, co-founder of HIT. “Life is all about paying it forward, and everyone at Quashnet has done a spectacular job of that with their hard work on this important project. Thanks to them, a veteran’s life will be made better.”
Starting last December, Quashnet undertook a schoolwide initiative to partner with HIT in sponsoring a dog that would be given to a veteran dealing with PTSD. With the student council taking the lead, students donated “right choice” tickets they received for performing good deeds, instead of using them to purchase items for themselves. The school then sought matching sponsors and additional donations from the community.
On September 25, their goal was reached.