The students at Fox Valley Jewish School and the horses at Field of Dreams Horse Rescue are becoming well acquainted. The students have made the horses the focus of their community service project.
“Field of Dreams is a great organization providing homes for unwanted or abused horses,” says Barb Anderson, organizer of the project. “When the school decided to focus on kindness to animals, it was a great fit.”
The students met their new friends during a trip to the rescue facility located in Batavia. Field of Dreams director Kim Baldyga introduced the resident horses and talked about the goals of the organization and what it takes to care for horses. Both the four legged and two legged groups enjoyed getting to know each other.
Once back at Fox Valley Jewish School, located at Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors (FVJN) in downtown Geneva, the students got to work helping the horses.
“The kids made a huge supply of treats for the horses. It’s not so different from making cookies,” says Anderson. “The older students in the 5th through 8th grades got a chance to help supervise the younger ones in this project. Even the preschoolers got to wield rolling pins.”
Fox Valley Jewish School is run by Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors, an unaffiliated organization promoting a sense of community for Jewish and interfaith families throughout the Fox River Valley. For more information, go to fvjn.org or call 630-465-0356.