Monday, November 10, 2008

Hoots, Howls, and Hollers 11/10/2008

I wrote earlier about some elementary school students who have taken on the task of raising money to support the mission of Liberty Wildlife.   Last Thursday representatives of Liberty Wildlife went to the program at Aztec Elementary School where the check (the really Big One and the real one) was presented.  That check for over $700 will do a mighty job at buying worms, mice and supplies for the creatures that are brought into our care.

While the Liberty Team was there they managed to also do a little education for a preschool class who also sent a charming thank you note equipped with things they learned and stickers to spiff up the “thank you” presentation.  Their energy and enthusiasm was quite enough, but we always are charmed by the warm words from our future generations.

It is indeed heartwarming to see these young people engaged in giving back to the community. All-in-all over the past months we have seen a growing number of eager young people who have initiated a philanthropic activity, done scout projects or participated in internship activities, and it has given me great hope for the future. 

Don’t you dare underestimate the power of kids!  Kids can care about community; kids can give back to community, kids can learn the basic tenets of philanthropy which bodes well for the future.  Kids can make a difference.

Yes they can!

The BIG check, from kids with big hearts!!!

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