P.O. Box  226

Greenvale, NY 11548

A volunteer oganization at the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter

Reading, Respect and Responsibility:

TSC and Operation Outreach USA

Once again, 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.