CB East Students Raise Money for Roxy Therapy Dogs
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December 21, 2018
DOYLESTOWN, PA: The newly formed Roxy™ Club at Central Bucks East High School raised $181 for Roxy Therapy Dogs with a “Holiday Pictures with Pups” fundraiser held December 18-20, 2018. For a dollar donation, students and faculty had their photo taken with one or more of a dozen Roxy Therapy Dogs dressed in holiday garb during the school lunch periods.
“The Roxy Club was happy to have the opportunity to give back to such an amazing organization like Roxy Therapy Dogs that has given so much to the students of Central Bucks School District. We look forward to having more successful fundraisers, like this one, soon!” said Maddi Fleck, Club President and Associate Director of Volunteers with Roxy Therapy Dogs.
The students at Central Bucks East High School recently formed the first ever Roxy Club in an effort to give back to, and spread awareness about, the non-profit organization that has been a part of their school experience since they were just learning to read! The purpose of the Roxy Club is to organize community fundraisers benefiting Roxy Therapy Dogs, educate others in the community about the organization and the programs, and plan activities at school that give the students the opportunity to interact with Roxy Therapy Dogs.
One of the programs with Roxy Therapy Dogs is the Secondary School Stress Relief program currently active at all three of the Central Bucks School District high schools. This program provides support and compassion from our therapy dog teams to students dealing with the loss of a parent or who struggle with stress, anxiety or depression. The program began as a pilot program three years ago at the request of Central Bucks High School administrators.
About Roxy Therapy Dogs
Roxy Therapy Dogs provides a dependable support system for thousands of children in Bucks County, Pennsylvania by promoting literacy in schools, soothing fears in the courthouse, comforting pediatric patients, medically fragile children, cognitively and physically challenged children, and teens struggling with anxiety, stress and grief. Roxy’s unique therapeutic services are provided entirely by volunteer certified pet therapy teams absolutely free of charge to all of the children and families in our community. For more about Roxy Therapy Dogs visit www.roxytherapydogs.org
Jennifer Ashenfelter, 215-896-2389 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo credit: Taylor Maney
Photo caption: Students at Central Bucks High School East posed with Roxy therapy dogs Josie and Dizzy for a fun holiday photo. Bullet and Mo had fun with one student expressing their joy with super smiles.