Students Collect Stuffed Animals For Police Calls

Plush Rush The Pine-Richland Middle School Student Government Plush Rush (April 4-22) was a huge success.

“Our goal was to collect 50 new stuffed animals, and we ended up collecting 154,” said Teacher Alexandra Batouyios.  All stuffed animals will be donated to both the City of Pittsburgh Police Department and Northern Tier Regional Police Department.”

Officers will keep the stuffed animals in their patrol cars, and when they respond to calls involving children, the stuffed animals will be given out as a means of calming and comforting the kids.

“The MS Student Gov kids did a great job promoting this event and donating towards it,” said. Mrs. Batouyios.

For some more information about the program, click here.