When the League received a check on school letterhead, I thought that there must have been a school organized event that netted $225 for the animals. But, then I read further and learned that the money was raised by seven very compassionate and proactive Lafayette Elementary School fifth graders. Torin, Anaily, Iona, Claire, Emma, Miranda and Daniela created Animalicious (check out animalicious.webs.com) as a way to help animals. And, according to Anaily, it all started when she decided to make a piggy bank for her sister! Lots of cute piggy banks are pictured on the group's web site. The girls were eager to acknowledge the help and support of their awesome art teacher, Ms. Laurie McLaughlin. The friends also sold cookies at school basketball games to raise money the animals, and they are planning more events that will benefit the animals, including an outdoor movie night!
Visiting the girls was a great way to celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week. Thank you, Anaily, Torin, Iona, Daniela, Miranda, Emma & Claire, for caring and working to make the world a better place for animals!