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We love our furbaby Luna, and I'm so happy we adopted her back before we had kids. I love being Luna's "mom" and even now the Booper corrects me when I say I have two kids "Don't forget Luna, mom!" I have a soft spot for animals and hope to teach my kids to care not only Luna but for others animals waiting to be adopted as well. It's never too early to start showing your kids how to get involved with helping animals that can't help themselves, and you just might be surprised at how much fun they have while helping out! Read below for some great ideas for getting your kids to take action-- plus enter the giveaway for the ASPCA 150 Gift Package!
- Host a Bake Sale: Kids can cook up fun food items for bake sales and sweet swaps to raise funds for animals. Animal-shaped cookie cutters make the point deliciously clear.
- Organize a Supply Drive: Collaborating with others or on their own, kids can create school or community donation drives that collect crucial shelter supplies like towels, food, newspaper, cleaning products, blankets, toys, and more. Check with your local shelter first to see what they need most.
- Become a Foster Family: When families provide temporary homes for animals awaiting adoption, they help animals get used to home environments, expose them to new potential adopters, and help prevent overcrowding at local rescues and shelters. Visit your local shelter to learn more about their foster programs.
- Donate a Special Day: Kids can make their birthdays or other special days more meaningful by asking friends and family to donate to an animal welfare cause instead of – or in addition to – giving traditional gifts. These events are also great opportunities for donation drives.
- Write About Animal Welfare: Animal welfare issues make great essay and report topics because they combine compassion with a strong and specific cause, like animal homelessness, puppy mills, dog fighting, animal cruelty, and more.
Being a mom is a big responsibility and my biggest hope is to teach my children to take action to help others. Even if you don't have children you can still get involved. Just think of a talent you might be able to use to raise money. A few years ago when the Booper was a baby I hosted a card making class at our local library and we charged a $10 fee to join, all the proceeds went to our local animal shelter. It was a fun paper crafting night and the fact that the money went to a great cause made it even better!
In honor of the ASPCA's 150th anniversary, they’re kicking off 150 Days of Rescue, a campaign seeking to inspire the nation in reaching 150,000 actions for animals in just 150 days! Simply donate at least 15 minutes of your time between April 10 and September 7, 2016, to helping animals in need, and log it on their site for the chance to nominate your favorite shelter to receive a $150,000 grant prize!
Enter The Giveaway!
One entrant will be selected by the entry form to win the ASPCA Gift Package! Open for entry in the Continental US, 18 years and older from 04/25/16 thru 05/09/2016 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will have 24 hours to respond to notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. See Gleam Form for official rules. Hosts & participating bloggers are not responsible for fulfilling prize obligations. Scroll down to hop around the "Moms Are Special" giveaway hop for more chances to win!
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