Marion student seeks donations for Fairhaven Animal Shelter

Mar 27, 2017

Marion resident and Old Rochester Regional Junior High seventh grader Hailey Cohen's community service project is making a “paw-sitive difference.”

This summer, as Cohen turns 13, she will have completed her Jewish studies and will celebrate with a bat mitzvah service. As part of the curriculum at Falmouth Jewish Congregation, each student must partake in a community service project as a way of learning to become a responsible citizen who makes a positive difference in the community.

Over the past few weeks, Cohen has been volunteering at the Fairhaven Animal Shelter, located on Bridge Street. She's learned about much-needed supplies for the shelter and is asking local residents to help.

The shelter, a nonprofit organization, provides a safe and temporary home for animals that have been abandoned. It relies on the kindness of the community for support. The shelter is in need of supplies such as wet/dry cat food, wet/dry dog food, and non-clumping cat litter. They need household and cleaning supplies as well: bleach, Windex, anti-bacterial wipes, hand sanitizer, paper towels and gently used towels and blankets.

From mid-March until the end of April, Cohen is collecting supplies from drop-off boxes set upin the Elizabeth Taber Library in Marion, and the shopping plaza at 67 County Road in Mattapoisett (Sister’s Hair and Shipyard Galley). She will check the boxes on a weekly basis and deliver the supplies to Fairhaven.

For more information or questions, contact Debbie Cohen at or 508-273-3552.

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