TSC sponsored a humane literacy matching grant through Operation Outreach
USA. This year alone we provided over
150 third grade children at Powell’s Lane School in Westbury with books
fostering an appreciation and respect for animals and the environment that also
encourages a love of reading, thus helping to meet literacy standards their teachers
strive for. Each child received two
books that they keep, accompanied by bilingual parent guides that went
home with them. Additionally, classroom
teachers got lesson plans to help incorporate the specific books (Nigel and William’s Story) into their lesson plans. In June we visited the classes of Miss.
Trembly, Mrs. Picinich and Mrs. Olsen, bringing with us former shelter dog,
Rosie. Getting to meet and speak with the students and share Rosie’s story
(twice abandoned and badly neglected) was very rewarding, but letters we later
received from them really highlight what we hope to accomplish with our
outreach efforts. You can read a sampling in our slide show below.