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Posing with the money the school raised are Daniel Axford students (from left) Colyn Robbins, Carley Johnson, Marie LaFond and Ryan Sweetapple. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio. (click for larger version)
December 22, 2010 - Dogs and cats eagerly waiting to be adopted into a loving home will have a merrier Christmas this year thanks to the students at Daniel Axford Elementary.

Last week, the kids held a special "hat day" fund-raiser that generated a grand total of $237.40 for the Michigan Animal Rescue League in Pontiac.

The idea for the fund-raiser came from first-grader Marie LaFond. She wrote DA Principal Joyce Brasington the following heartfelt letter:

Dear Mrs. Brasington,

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For Christmas, I want to help the scared and homeless animals at Michigan Animal Rescue League. Can you help me? Can we have a loose change collection to make the animals feel loved at Christmas? I know this would make them feel better as they would have food and toys.

Love, Marie

We applaud LaFond for her compassion and her desire to help our four-legged friends. Here's hoping Santa Claus puts a little something extra in her stocking this year.

Editor C.J. Carnacchio

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