Think you can’t make a difference? If you do you may want to talk to Katie MacDonald, Kaitlyn Howse, Brianna McDonald, Amber Willcott and Madison Organ of St. Alban’s who have made a big difference for the SPCA in Grand Falls-Windsor.
These five girls took on a cause that was dear to their hearts and decided to do a little something to help.
The community minded youth ran three lemonade stands over the summer to raise money for the SPCA in Grand Falls-Windsor.
The Exploits Valley SPCA in Grand Falls-Windsor provides protection, shelter and care to hundreds of animals from all over Central Newfoundland.
One of the society's most important functions is to provide shelter to stray, lost, neglected and unwanted pets. Hundreds of unwanted, abandoned, and stray animals rely on the Exploits Valley SPCA for care, comfort and a second chance every year. Every year, the SPCA faces having to take in more and more unwanted animals. The donations received are used to cover the expenses of the day to day operations of the shelter unless you have a donation specially earmarked for certain projects such as, Dog Run Roof, Fencing, Spaying or Humane Education.
On August 30th the group travelled to Grand Falls-Windsor to presented $627.00 to the organization.
“We did it because we all love animals and we like to give the SPCA help with the cost of everything to take care of the animals,” stated Katie McDonald.
“The SPCA thought it was great that we raised alot of money and they were very pleased. We will be doing it again next year.”
Michelle Keats, an official with the SPCA shelter in Grand Falls-Windsor, said, “We really appreciate this donation from the young girls in St. Alban’s as this amount of money is huge for us.
“It’s really great to see young people taking an interest in animal safety and shelter.
“We deal with communities in the Coast of Bays on a fairly regular basis, and it’s really nice to see people from that area giving us a helping hand.
“I can’t stress enough how important the donation from the St. Alban’s girls is to us, and we want to express a sincere thanks to Katie, Kaitlyn, Brianna, Amber and Madison and to all the people who supported them in their project.”