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Donation Drive a Success for Harrison Student

HARRISON, N.Y. -- A successful donation drive will continue into the coming school week after Harrison eighth grader Ricky Harris gathered nearly $500 worth of pet supplies. The Louis M. Klein middle school student kicked off his supply drive last weekend and saw great returns.

"The pet supply and food drive were a huge success," Tricia Harris, Ricky's mother said. "Ricky collected almost $500 in monetary donations and a ton of food, treats, toys, litter, paper towels and other items from the Pets Alive Westchester Wish List."

The fund-raising and collection efforts started last Sunday outside the White Plains Stop & Shop and will continue this week with special donations being accepted at LMK middle school. A drop-off box will be on display inside the school.

Harris will be hosting the pet supply and food drive throughout February to gather donations for the Pets Alive Animal Shelter in Elmsford. The independent service project is part of his work for the Junior National Honor Society.

He will be delivering the donated items to the shelter over the winter break at the end of the month.

The following items are always needed at the Pets Alive Shelter: dog collars, slip leads, cat litter, dry and canned dog food, dry and canned cat food, corn oil, dog and cat toys, dog and cat treats, cat cardboard scratches, anti-pull harnesses, paper towels, laundry detergent, liquid fabric softener, kitchen garbage bags with drawstring, liquid hand soap, hand sanitizer, extra large black garden garbage bags, Murphy's oil soap, bleach, duct tape, AA batteries, AAA batteries, reams of paper, Post-It Notes, scrubby sponges, Ziploc Baggies and Clorox Cleanup.

Monetary donations are also always appreciated.

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