Children, ages 4 to 12, at 4 Our Kids Learning Academy in Baytown collected
for their first Pennies for Pets program earlier this month! These
youngsters put their spare change in the doghouse banks for two weeks and
collected a total of $55.28 to help homeless animals in need.
Gay Lynn Prescott, of 4 Our Kids Learning Academy, spearheaded the effort at
the Academy and arranged for us to bring rescued dogs in to visit with the
children when they finished their collection campaign. Patty Howell and Jan
Ping representing Baytown Humane Society, took Nala and Buddy, two rescued
Yellow Lab mix siblings, to the school to let the children see what their
money can help a rescued animal become. It was hard to tell if the
children or the dogs had the most fun!
go out to Mrs. Prescott and the teachers of the classes who participated in
the Pennies for Pets project. The children learn so much with this
effort... That being a donor to a worthy cause is the right thing to do; that
animals are definitely a worthy cause and that their donations can truly bring
about change in a homeless pet's life.
The children each got a little trading card with either Buddy or Nala's
picture and a few words printed on it. Great fun was had by all! Below are a
few of the photos that were taken during the visit by BHS representatives and
rescued dogs, Nala and Buddy!