My name is Mali. For my 7th birthday, instead of getting presents I wanted to give a gift. There is nothing I love more than dogs. In fact, my best friend is my dog Yogi. We adopted him from Rescue Ranch. I am so grateful to Rescue Ranch that I get to live with and love Yogi every day that I wanted to give my birthday to them.
On my birthday, at my school, with the help of my mom and dad, I organized a Puppy, Penny, Pizza and Pajama Party. A week before my birthday, we put a penny jar in my classroom and asked the students at my school to bring in their extra pennies so that we could support the Kitu’s Fund at Rescue Ranch. The jar began to fill. Kids brought in money from their piggy banks and parents and teachers shared their extra spare change. On my birthday, my parents brought Pizza and Cupcakes.
But the best part of the day was when Rescue Ranch brought 8 puppies and Edwin (the cutest dog ever and if you are interested –he is still available!!) to my class. We set up an area in my classroom with puppy pens and astro turf – in case anyone peed. We then invited groups of students to come in and cuddle the puppies and Edwin. Everyone said it was the best day ever. It was awesome and every one of the puppies got adopted.
We ended up raising $1200 for the Kitu’s Fund. There were a lot of pennies to count. Thank you to Rescue Ranch for giving me the best birthday. Someone please come and adopt Edwin, he is amazing and you will love him – I promise.
Mali, 1st grade