This week features a story about one elementary school who raised funds that generated 3,000 units of food for a local no-kill shelter. Educators said that the schools involvement not only helps the sanctuary but also inspires the students to gain a better understanding of community service and working for a cause. “For us, it’s incredibly important. When we get donations of this size, we don’t have to buy dog food for a while. Then we can use our cash donations to help save more dogs,” said Marilyn Stewart of Alpha Canine Sanctuary. The school’s annual dog food donation drive started five years ago with one teacher to mark their 100th day of education. Now the entire school is involved plus local business also helped.