Brownie Troop 1988 helps animals

Brownie Troop 1988 is collecting old towels and blankets from Cunniff School students and grownups for the Boston Animal Rescue League. The towels and blankets will be used to make softer beds for the dogs and cats in the Dedham shelter.

The collection was supposed to last until Jan. 11, but it has been extended.

At a meeting Jan. 5, the troop decorated a collection box to put in the Cunniff main lobby, right across from the art room. The troop, which is made up of second- and third-graders, also made dog biscuits for the animals and decorated a sign to go above the box. The girls all signed their names on the poster above the collection box and the box was decorated mainly with pictures of animals.

“I like that it’s making the animals healthy,” said one of the 16 Brownie members. “It was fun.”

The troop will bring the biscuits, towels, and blankets to the shelter.

Another Brownie said, “I like that it’s helping the animals.”

–Jan. 14, 2008–