Here's how we're taking action in our community:
We set up a table at our Ripple Kids Fair at school to sell dog toys, paw print note cards, a raffle for a chance to name a shelter dog, and bandanna decorating for the dogs at the animal shelter. All the money raised was donated to OC Animal Care to help support the need of the animals there. We had a posted and flyers with information about the shelter. This helped to create awareness that there are many animals that are in need of homes.
Here's how we got the idea:
One of our moms works at the shelter and another mom used to volunteer there, so we know about the needs the shelter has.
These are the steps we took:
-We cut and paste pictures onto a posted board to let people know who we were raising money for.
-We created paw print cards with both cat and dog prints.
-We sorted donated dog toys and created signs to sell them.
-We set up and attended the Ripple Kids fair at our school.
Here are some of the results:
We raised $150!
One of the coolest things that happened during my project was:
We got to have one of the shelter dogs who was going up for adoption attend the Ripple Kids fair and hang out at our booth. Everyone loved seeing the dog! And we got to talk to people about adopting animals.
One of the most important things I learned was:
It feels good to help animals that are in need of homes.