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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Student volunteers reach out to their community to help WARL
Ryan and Lee, Bethesda Chevy Chase High School sophomores, began volunteering at the League several months ago. They saw how much laundry it takes to keep the cats and dogs clean and comfortable and decided that their MYP (International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme) project should be centered around helping WARL care for the animals. They placed a decorated drop-off box in their school's lobby. Announcements were made in school and on various neighborhood listserves requesting blankets and towels for the animals. The box was emptied several times. Linens soon took over Ryan's basement. On Sunday, a linen-laden SUV pulled up to the shelter and the teens carted in bundle-after-bundle of towels and blankets. While their MYP project is finished, the friends, along with Ryan's older brother, remain active volunteers at the League.