Members of Hands, Heart and Hope (H3) are accustomed to spending time in the kitchen, but on Nov. 25 this group of student activists found themselves making canine cuisine.
These students used their Sunday morning to bake custom dog treats with ingredients ranging from pumpkin and peanut butter to baby food made with chicken and beef.
H3 member and Grade 11 R.D. Parker Collegiate student Karishma Vyas says these dog treats will be available for purchase at the Thompson Music Parents Association’s upcoming craft and bake sale, with all proceeds being donated to the Thompson Humane Society.
“Last year we also did the same idea … and they sold really fast,” she said. “We were done in, like, an hour, so we thought it would be another good idea [for this year].”
Vyas added that this dog treat campaign is just the latest initiative H3 has spearheaded in an ongoing attempt to generate positive change in the community.
In October they collected and donated 1,700 pounds of food for this year’s WE Scare Hunger campaign and throughout November they’ve been busy running a winter clothing drive for people who can’t afford to buy it themselves.
“Right now we have a few fundraising ideas,” said Vyas. “For December we’re probably going to do a toy drive and then give those to kids that don’t have Christmas gifts.”
For anyone interested in purchasing H3’s custom dog treats, they will be on sale inside RDPC’s Trojan gymnasium Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.