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Beacon, NY - March 29, 2016

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Charity Champions

Beacon High School Students Raise Funds for Puppies Behind Bars

Students in the SADD Club at Beacon High School were presented with a check for $1,000 from Optimum Community to award to their charity, Puppies Behind Bars. As part of Optimum Community’s Charity Champions program, the students held a district-wide “Picture Perfect Pet” photo contest, which was the culmination of several fundraising events including "pennies ‘4’ puppies" and a “glow dance,” all sponsored by the Student Council.

Puppies Behind Bars trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement. Puppies enter prison at the age of eight weeks and live with their inmate puppy-raisers for approximately 24 months. As the puppies mature into well-loved, well-behaved dogs, their raisers learn what it means to contribute to society rather than take from it. PBB programs bring the love and healing of dogs to hundreds of individuals every year. The dogs bring hope and pride to their raisers, and independence and security to those they serve.
Students in the SADD Club at Beacon High School were presented with a check for $1,000 from Optimum Community to award to their charity, Puppies Behind Bars. Students in the SADD Club at Beacon High School were presented with a check for $1,000 from Optimum Community to award to their charity, Puppies Behind Bars. Students in the SADD Club at Beacon High School were presented with a check for $1,000 from Optimum Community to award to their charity, Puppies Behind Bars. Students in the SADD Club at Beacon High School were presented with a check for $1,000 from Optimum Community to award to their charity, Puppies Behind Bars. Students in the SADD Club at Beacon High School were presented with a check for $1,000 from Optimum Community to award to their charity, Puppies Behind Bars. Students in the SADD Club at Beacon High School were presented with a check for $1,000 from Optimum Community to award to their charity, Puppies Behind Bars. Students in the SADD Club at Beacon High School were presented with a check for $1,000 from Optimum Community to award to their charity, Puppies Behind Bars. Students in the SADD Club at Beacon High School were presented with a check for $1,000 from Optimum Community to award to their charity, Puppies Behind Bars. Students in the SADD Club at Beacon High School were presented with a check for $1,000 from Optimum Community to award to their charity, Puppies Behind Bars. Students in the SADD Club at Beacon High School were presented with a check for $1,000 from Optimum Community to award to their charity, Puppies Behind Bars. Students in the SADD Club at Beacon High School were presented with a check for $1,000 from Optimum Community to award to their charity, Puppies Behind Bars. Students in the SADD Club at Beacon High School were presented with a check for $1,000 from Optimum Community to award to their charity, Puppies Behind Bars. Students in the SADD Club at Beacon High School were presented with a check for $1,000 from Optimum Community to award to their charity, Puppies Behind Bars. Students in the SADD Club at Beacon High School were presented with a check for $1,000 from Optimum Community to award to their charity, Puppies Behind Bars. Students in the SADD Club at Beacon High School were presented with a check for $1,000 from Optimum Community to award to their charity, Puppies Behind Bars. Students in the SADD Club at Beacon High School were presented with a check for $1,000 from Optimum Community to award to their charity, Puppies Behind Bars.