Elon 1010 students bake and deliver dog treats to animal shelter for gratitude project

The project was prompted by a common love of dogs among the students in the Elon 1010 class of Senior Lecturer April Post.

First-year students in Senior Lecturer April Post’s Elon 1010 class participated in a “Friendsgiving” and gratitude project on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

The purpose of Elon 1010 is “to build a sense of community, foster academic and personal success, develop a meaningful relationship with an academic advisor, and create an academic plan that will guide students during their time at Elon.”

Early in the semester, students connected over their love of dogs and so they decided to focus their gratitude project on providing homemade treats for the dogs awaiting adoption at the Burlington animal shelter.

Peer advisor Ava Aanestad premixed the dough and students used class time to roll, cut and bake close to 100 treats. Students had fun engaging with one another over the project, snacks and music. It was a warm way to create a sense of community and close out the semester.

After the class, Post and Aenestad took the treats to the shelter and shared them with the dogs.

Missing your dog or want to provide some fun for an animal that doesn’t yet have a home? Consider volunteering for the shelter’s “Dog Day Out” program.