Joey Pouches for Animals Injured in Australia's Fires

By Ms. Megan MacMillan, Communications Director 

Huge thanks to Ms. Alisha Shaw and her grades 6/7 textiles class (pictured here are just a few students!), who made 68 "joey" pouches for baby marsupials injured in Australia's wildfires. The pouches, along with 103 handmade cards, will be shipped down to an animal rescue in New South Wales on an Air Canada flight on January 23, in partnership with the Canadian Animal Rescue Craft Guild.

The pouches are made of natural upcycled materials, have been washed and sanitized, and are a range of sizes to fit different animals comfortably.

Thanks as well to all the teachers and friends who assisted Ms. Shaw and crew with the sewing. We look forward to making similar items for local animal shelters.