High School Recreation Committee Collects for Humane Society

High School Recreation Committee Collects for Humane Society
Posted on 01/21/2013

The Village of Orland Park Recreation Department High School Committee is doing its part to help animals housed at the South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights.

The group will host a community wide collection for the society on January 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the village’s Cultural Arts Center, 14760 Park Lane. Animals in need of adoption will be present at the event.

“We have a great group of high school students who want to be involved with helping the community,” said Orland Park Recreation Program Supervisor Stephanie Simpson. “The group chooses who they want to help and they get to work right away,” she added.

According to the Humane Society, needed items include dry dog and cat food (preferably grain-free), canned dog and cat food, hard and soft dog treats, rawhides, Nitrile and Latex gloves, computer paper, and hand held scrub brushes. The following medical supplies are also needed: cotton balls, Q-tips, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and gauze.

“Our committee has done volunteer work at the South Suburban Humane Society so they’ve seen firsthand what this group does and what they need,” said Janine Hozzian, the committee’s moderator for the Recreation Department.

Small animal care items include rabbit and guinea pig food, timothy hay and bedding. Cleaning items needed include 55 gallon trash bags, Lysol and disinfectant wipes, Windex, brooms and dust pans, paper towels, hand sanitizer, bleach, liquid laundry detergent and dish soap. Office supplies needed include 8 ½ x 11 copy paper, postage stamps, Kleenex, Scotch tape, permanent markers, highlighters, staplers and staples. The group also accepts gift cards from WalMart, Ultra, gas cards, Office Max, Office Depot and Sam’s Club. All contributions are tax deductible.

“We’re collecting on January 26th and then our high school committee members will deliver the items collected and volunteer at the facility,” Hozzian said. “Our members really enjoy volunteering at this facility because they are very appreciative of the kids’ efforts,” she added.

Further information about the teens’ collection is available by calling Simpson at 708/364-0682.