Ali is 10 years old and LOVES watching Animal Planet. She told me, “I just woke up one day and thought I should donate!” After saving money from her parents Ali was able to go out and purchase items on our wish list. Ali brought in dog and cat food, as well as toys for the animals; she loves coming to visit AWS and can’t wait to come back again.
Lucy & Emily
Lucy’s sister (Lucy was sleeping), Emily, presented AWS with gifts of food and toys for the kittens and dogs of AWS. Lucy just turned 3 and used her birthday gifts to give back to the animals at AWS. Emily was a good big sister and brought in the treats and told us about her hermit crabs, dog, and cat at home.
Evah comes to us from York Middle School where she completed a DARE Kindness Project. Evah told us the goal of the project is to do something nice from someone or something without getting anything in return. She completed research on AWS, created posters to hang around school, set up donation stations, and made announcements on the loud speaker at school. It was a slow start but she didn’t give up and was able to collect food, toys, and treats for the cats and dogs.
Jennifer came by today with her 3rd donation to AWS! She hosted a lemonade stand last Friday, and brought the proceeds in with her family. Jennifer lives in Massachusetts but every time she visits her family in Maine, they make sure to come by and visit AWS. When she grows up she hopes to be either a Veterinarian or a Doctor.
Nora stopped by with gifts she received for the animals of AWS at her 7th Birthday Party! Her friends and family gifted treats, food, and toys, for both dogs and cats! While dropping off the gifts with her mom and brother she was greeted by our Executive Director Abigail. Soon after they all went on a VIP tour of the cat rooms. Nora has a cat at home and loves all animals; she especially enjoyed playing with kitten Piper this morning. We can’t thank Nora enough for choosing to help the animals on her special day, she is amazing! Happy Birthday Nora!
Middle School of the Kennebunks
Students from the Middle School of the Kennebunks stopped by for their ‘Day of Caring’. They were given the choice of a few local organizations to do something for, and they chose AWS!
They brought with them handmade cat beds and homemade gluten free cookies for the dogs. The students and teachers had arranged their visit before hand and were met by two volunteers who toured them through the facility.
Thanks for your hard work and caring!