Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Community Service Project Underway

The girls have voted and have chosen to help our community animal clinics for their community service project.  We met Sunday and filled cotton socks with rice to be used as warmers for the animals following surgery at the Animal Birth Control Clinic.  We discussed the local laws regarding our pets' vaccinations, care, and treatment.  For the remainder of the month of May, each Junior level girl is tasked with organizing and implementing her own individual towel and detergent drive to benefit Waco's Animal Birth Control Clinic.  Each girl can choose where to do the drive, whether in her neighborhood, church, school, etc. and will be collecting towels.  All sizes are needed: bath towels, hand towels, washcloths.  They can be used, new, stained, torn, etc.  The only requirement is that they be CLEAN.  In addition, ABC Clinic needs donations of detergent to wash the loads of towels they use daily (any brand is welcome).  {I noticed Dollar Tree sells a bottle for $1.}  I gave each girl a posterboard to get started and encouraged them to use a drop box in multiple locations to facilitate drop off of the donations.  Please encourage their participation in this very worthy cause, it is never too early to teach them about doing good works for others!
The first week of June we will be visiting the ABC Clinic and presenting them with all of our donations.  We will then spend the afternoon learning all about what the clinic does for pets in our area.  We will view animal parasites under a microscope, observe animal surgery, help with daily clinic chores, love on some friendly animals, and get to be "vet for a day" in appreciation for our hard work.  The date will be announced shortly.
This Saturday, the Waco Humane Society, is having their annual fundraiser, Paws in the Park, at Indian Spring Park from 11am-2pm.  There will be lots of fun events and more information about how to take care of our pets.  I encourage each one of you to participate in this event if possible.
If you have any questions, let me know.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

meeting on Sunday

We will have a meeting Sunday from 3:00-4:00pm.  We will be starting a project that benefits the Animal Birth Control Clinic in Waco.  Please bring a package of NEW men's tube socks.  We will be making heating "pads" that will help the animals when they have surgery there.  In addition, we will be visiting, touring, and volunteering there during the first week of June.  Please let me know which day of the week that your daughter can be available to participate.  It will be a great experience for the girls which will take place from noon- 4pm.  See you Sunday!