Rockland Woods students collect pennies for animal shelter

March 07, 2011
  • Jordan Row, left, president of the student council at Rockland Woods Elementary School, presents a check for $560 to Paul Miller, director of the Humane Society of Washington County.
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On Feb. 18, Jordan Row, president of the student council at Rockland Woods Elementary School, and members of the student council presented the Humane Society of Washington County’s Executive Director Paul Miller with a donation of $560.  

The money was the proceeds from the Pennies for Pets fundraiser the school held for the local animal shelter.

School Principal Kathy Stiles smiled with pride as she talked about the project.  

“They worked very hard to collect 100 pennies for the 100th day of school. The result was this tremendous donation for the shelter,” Stiles said.

“Everyone is very pleased with the result of their hard work. They did such a great job.”

Miller also was impressed.  

“This was a very generous donation and it is obvious the students worked very hard to raise this money,” Miller said.

“What a terrific illustration of the compassion the student body has for animals.”  

Students Paige Kolb and Destiny Cromwell assisted Row in explaining the project, and other student council members joined in a lively discussion about the shelter and animals.

The Humane Society of Washington County is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 or go to, for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

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