New Jersey must have some good parents because the state sure has some great kids! The Asbury Park Press reports that kids are giving their extra money to a seeing eye dog program.
First-graders’ money going to the dogs
First-grader Bijou Jackson got money from the tooth fairy when her front tooth fell out, and gave it to the dogs.
Robert Ethridge, also a first-grader at the Primary School, gave away change he would have spent on video games.
So did Jose Tochiuitl, and as a thank-you, he got his finger licked by a happy Seeing Eye puppy that, with training, will help guide a blind person.
Ninety first-graders at the school have been collecting money for The Seeing Eye’s Pennies for Puppies program since March. The Seeing Eye is a dog-guide school in Morristown.
And Wednesday, the children got a firsthand look at where their money is going. Four tail-wagging, warm-eyed, furry Seeing Eye puppies-in-training visited the school.
“I gave my tooth money because I love those dogs so much,” Bijou said after she got to pet Poncho, a 5 1/2-month-old German shepherd.
Six first-grade classes donated $250 Wednesday to The Seeing Eye, and the children were paid back in licks and a chance to pet four happy dogs.
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