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Shaker Club Helps Canine Companions Perform Physical Tasks for Those in Need

| May 3, 2021

seven students standing outside holding tug straps for service dogs. Most straps are pin and purple.This week, Shaker’s World of Difference Club is making a difference for those who need assistance dogs. The Club is donating more than 30 tug straps they made for Canine Companions’ service dogs. Canine Companions for Independence, Inc. is an organization that trains and provides assistance dogs at no cost to children, adults and veterans with disabilities. 

“The World of Difference Club has a long history of honoring our veterans through our annual Veterans Day celebration. This act of service is yet another way that World of Difference shows our sincere appreciation for those who selflessly serve our country,” said Kathleen Skeals. 

The tug straps students made will be used to teach the assistance dogs to learn how to open doors, drawers, and cabinets. The World of Difference Club met virtually to learn how to make the tug straps and worked for about a month to complete them. “Not only was making the tug straps a fun way to help the community, but it was also a good chance to share a learning experience with friends, said Abi Poole, a Junior at SHS. “I would recommend this project to anyone looking to help out other people and use their crafting skills. I hope they will brighten someone’s day!” One of Shaker’s World of Difference Club advisors, Meg Hoffman said, “Members of the club have done a wonderful job staying connected this year and working together to benefit the world around them.” 

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