Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization that relies on donations in order to keep doing our lifesaving work. We don’t receive any government funding, so support from our community is essential.
Every once in awhile we receive donations from our youngest supporters. Some donate proceeds from their lemonade stands, some ask for pet food in lieu of gifts at birthday parties, and some save their pennies (literally) to donate to the animals.
Last week, as part of a school project, a 9-year old girl named Agnes raised $503.56 for Brother Wolf!
“At school, we had a project where we had to change the world,” Agnes says. “I chose animals because I have two dogs and I love them. I chose Brother Wolf because they’re a no-kill shelter and they never give up on the animals.”
Agnes is right. We don’t give up on the animals, and every cent she raised for us will go into providing them with the care and attention they need until they find their forever homes.
For her project, Agnes placed a donation jar in Hard Exercise Works, a gym in south Asheville where her parents have been members for several years. “She put a donation jar at the front desk with her name on it, saying all of the donations were going to Brother Wolf,” says owner Arnaldo Alvarez,
“Our members jumped all over it and just kept donating over and over.”
Since Agnes chose to pair up with the gym for her project, she wasn’t let off the hook easy. “We joked with Aggie at the start of it that for every dollar that somebody donated she’d do a movement here at the gym.” Nobody was expecting her to raise over $500!
To make matters more interesting, another gym member offered to match all donations if Agnes followed through on her promise to complete one exercise movement for each dollar raised. Luckily, Aggie was allowed to form a team that included two classmates and two adults to help her complete the task.
On Saturday, Agnes and her team gathered at Hard Exercise Works to make good on their promise. “I’m a little bit scared that I’m gonna get sweaty and tired” Agnes admitted beforehand, “but I know I did a good deed by helping animals because they give joy to people’s lives.”
By the time Agnes and her friends finished doing their toe taps, cartwheels, and burpees, they were able to donate over $1,000 to Brother Wolf! As far as we’re concerned, Agnes should get an A+ on her school project.
She certainly saved the world for the animals we’ll be able to rescue because of her hard work.
HERE ARE 3 EASY WAYS TO HELP SHELTER ANIMALS:
- DONATE – Donations help us feed, board, and provide medical care to the 500+ animals throughout the adoption center and in foster homes. Visit our Amazon Wishlist to shop for items that can be shipped right to our door or become a member of the Compassionate Circle by making a recurring monetary donation.
- VOLUNTEER or FOSTER – Volunteers and fosters are Brother Wolf’s backbone. Do you have an hour to walk dogs or fold laundry? Do you want to learn to trap feral cats with our Community Cat Program? Are you a social butterfly who can help at one of our weekly adoption events? Do you have space in your home and heart for a temporary foster animal? Click here to learn more and sign up!
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