Randolph Students Raise Money for P4P

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (March 26, 2015) What better lesson in life than to be taught the importance of community service and the idea of helping others, especially those that can’t help themselves, like animals.

That’s the belief that Katherine Beaver, 6th grade teacher at Gail N. Chapman Elementary in Randolph, instills in her students minds.

 “When I was a newer teacher, I was looking for a fun community service project that my students could participate in,” said Mrs. Beaver. “I heard about the Pennies for Paws campaign, and thought that it would be fun for them to do.” 

Each year Mrs. Beaver works with her homeroom students to orchestrate the Chautauqua County Humane Society’s fundraiser by writing and making the announcements on the loudspeaker, creating the collection jars, delivering them to the classrooms and collecting the jars at the completion of the penny drive. The students also make posters to hang up throughout the building. 

The Pennies 4 Paws fundraiser has become an annual tradition at Gail N. Chapman Elementary, creating a friendly competition among the classes and encouraging the students to raise the most money. The top five classrooms receive a popcorn party, courtesy of the Randolph PTA.

At the completion of their month long drive, the students raised $610.46 for the campaign.


“I am so proud of all of our students,” said Mrs. Beaver. “I’m very thankful for their help and I hope to keep this going for more years to come.”


The tenth annual Pennies 4 Paws campaign began February 12 and will run through the end of April. This year’s campaign will benefit CCHS’ ‘More Than a Shelter’ capital campaign, which will include a 2,000 sq. ft addition and multiple renovations to the Strunk Road facility.


For more information on the Pennies 4 Paws campaign or to receive information on other special events, visit or call Hannah Braun at 716-665-2209 ext. 213.


The mission of the Chautauqua County Humane Society is to promote the adoption of animals, prevent all forms of animal cruelty and neglect, shelter lost, abandoned and homeless animals, and to provide education about the humane treatment of animals.