My name is Matthew Gaughan. I am an 8th grader at Sutherland Elementary. As an IB student I am asked to do a service learning project at the end of my 8th grade year.
For my project I have decided to raise money for German Shepherd Rescue. This is a local non-profit rescue organization that was founded in 1996. German Shepherd Rescue is a state licensed, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that rescues German Shepherd dogs in need. They are a volunteer based organization committed to rescuing and rehabilitating German Shepherd dogs. GSR focuses their efforts on shelters in the Chicagoland area. They provide medical care and training support to their dogs in foster care – all of which is funded by donations.
The reason I have selected this organization is because I love dogs, particularly big dogs like German Shepherds. My family has had two German Shepherds, Casey and Lincoln.