Number of Participants: 20
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $676
Event Amount Raised: $2,402
Event Type: Animal Welfare
Date: March 18, 2022
Students in Tony Claudio’s fourth grade class at Cutchogue East Elementary School in the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District have been learning about the African elephants living in Kenya, Africa. The students also learned about the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which was founded in 1977 and operates an orphan elephant rescue and wildlife rehabilitation program in Kenya. They were so inspired by the work being done to rescue the elephants that they started a fundraiser from November 2021 through January 2022 to raise funds to support the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The students created donation bins to replicate elephants and placed them throughout their school requesting donations. Their efforts were a huge success. At the end of their fundraising initiative, the students raised $2,402.30. The money was donated to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the students were able to rescue and adopt four elephants. Special thanks to everyone who donated to make this fundraising effort a success.
Photo caption: MC CE Elephant Rescue: Students in Tony Claudio’s fourth grade class at Cutchogue East Elementary School in the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District created a fundraising event to rescue four elephants through the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Photo courtesy of the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District