CCS students raise money for Humane Society

Cornerstone Christian School seventh graders Lillian Goodwin and Maria Rice have raised over $350 this year for the Shelby County Humane Society through a bake sale. (Contributed)

Cornerstone Christian School seventh graders Lillian Goodwin and Maria Rice have raised over $350 this year for the Shelby County Humane Society through a bake sale. (Contributed)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

COLUMBIANA–Cornerstone Christian School seventh graders Lillian Goodwin and Maria Rice enjoy helping others.  Last year when the CCS Art Department needed extra funding, they decided organizing a bake sale would be the perfect fundraiser, and they were right – raising nearly $200 for the Art Room.

This year the girls chose to have another bake sale, with proceeds supporting a local organization dear to their hearts, the Shelby County Humane Society whose mission is “to care for homeless, abused, neglected and abandoned animals and educate the community to instill an increased awareness and commitment to the responsibility of animal ownership and protection.”

Recruiting help from their mothers, grandmothers and other willing volunteers, it was back to the kitchen for baked goods.  This year’s event not only grew in the variety of treats offered, but also in funds – raising over $350 for Shelby Humane.  SHS Staffers were even treated to some leftover goodies.

Rice and Goodwin feel that anyone can make a difference, in big and small ways. They are already looking forward to next year’s bake sale and are praying about where God is leading them to help.

For more information on the Shelby County Humane Society, visit their website at shelbyhumane.org.