Updated: 12/18/2013 11:00 PM
Created: 12/18/2013 11:12 AM WDIO.com
By: Laurie Stribling
Christmas fundraisers are pretty common this time of year, but some Northland students are focusing on a more unique group.
Second and third graders at Bryant Elementary in Superior are collecting donations for animals. It's called Pennies for Paws and the kids have been raising money for the last week and half.
Teachers said many kids donate their own money and the students seem happy to help.
"We've been donating money to the animal shelter so they can have a good life in there and get adopted," student Eli Benson said.
When we asked students Abby Betzler and Ava Denninger why they wanted to help the pets, this is what they said.
"So they can get a loving home and have a good life and have fun," Betzler said.
"They all need a home to live," Denninger said.
At the donation table at school, there are pictures of all the animals in need at the Douglas County Humane Society. Each student had a favorite pet.
When an animal gets adopted, they put up a red adoption sign on their picture. It shows students how they can make a difference.
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