Fall 2023

Type of Culminating Activity

Student research paper


This capstone project highlights a community's efforts to support in-need pets, particularly dogs and cats, as well as their owners. For this project, I organized and executed a multiple-week food drive focused specifically on collecting pet food. The objective of this project was to help diminish the rate of food insecurity found in pets within the Boise community, as well as bring a fresh sense of hope to pet owners who may be facing financial hardship or other personal challenges. Over nearly a month’s time, my pet food drive was able to raise over 750 pounds of food for those in need, and all of the collections were donated to a local St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry to be distributed. With the help of many selfless donors, we, as a community, have had the opportunity to help support dozens of pets, individuals, and families because of this project's creation.

Degree Program

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies


Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.


© 2023, Noah C. Madden.



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