The Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary in Port Clinton needed new mailboxes, and Lorain County “animal advocate” Lorie Wilber from Partners With Paws of Lorain County had a hunch that JVS students would be willing to help.
Wilber contacted JVS career readiness instructor Eric Robson with her request and three of his students volunteered for the project.
“The Sanctuary’s mailboxes were damaged and purchasing two new ones would have cost the organization over $400,” said Wilber.
She raised the funds to purchase two standard mailboxes and the students designed, painted, and decorated one mailbox with the silhouette of a cat and the other with the silhouette of a dog.
“The mailboxes looked so professional that I asked the students to create two more mailboxes that I will raffle off at the Rally to the Rescue pet adoption event in March. The students did a great job on this project and are always so generous with their time and talents out in their community,” said Wilber. “The mailboxes will be greatly appreciated by the Animal Sanctuary.”