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Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

Operation Santa Paws: Spreading Love and Joy this Holiday Season

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Nathan Burns
The donation table for Operation Santa Paws sits empty in the hallway outside room 3113. It waits for donations this holiday season.

Special education teacher and fundraiser organizer Joshua Wisenbaugh loves his pet dogs and his community. For the past five years, he has organized the Operation Santa Paws fundraiser, collecting resources for the local Harbor Humane Society.

“I’m a huge dog person,” Joshua said. “I know what dogs do for me and my family and individuals with special needs. It’s just a fun way that we can give back to our community.”

The fundraiser will accept nearly all donations except for used or expired items. Pet food, toys, blankets, Santa Paws will take anything and find a way for it to help those in need during the holidays and the coming years.

Community members interested in contributing are encouraged to bring their donations to Joshua Wisenbaugh in room 3113 during the month of December. The fundraiser will collect items until Dec. 20, when they deliver the donations to the Harbor Humane Society.

“It’s really cool to see my students with autism visit the Harbor Humane Society and witness the impact of their donations,” Joshua said. “My house is a project of rescue pups itself, so it’s always good to see.”

Operation Santa Paws plans to spread joy throughout Grand Haven as it provides the supplies needed to bring love and joy to both pets and the community this holiday season.

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Nathan Burns, Reporter
Junior Nathan Burns enthusiastically joins The Bucs' Blade hoping to become a better writer. With a passion for math and computer science, he aims to bring a unique perspective and make multimedia and entertainment content.

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