Friday, November 14
JR. Volunteers Raise Money for FBRN!
We were simply delighted to learn that two of FBRN's Jr. Volunteers and their mom spent most of a recent Sunday raising funds and educating the public about FBRN. This wonderful family did a great job of showing the way to creatively and effectively put local opportunities for fund-raising to good use! Here's the note we received from guest bloggers and Junior volunteers Nina and Henry:
"Hiya! My name is Nina. I am 10 and I am a French Bulldog Rescue Network Junior Volunteer. My brother Henry, 12, and I sold newspapers outside a Wal-Mart on a Sunday to raise money for the French Bulldog Rescue Network. It was a hard day, but it was worth it to help the Frenchies.
At 7:45 in the morning, we (my mom, dad, brother, and I) had to go stuff 345 papers at the newspaper’s headquarters. When we were finally done, we loaded them into the truck we had borrowed from my grandfather, and drove to the Wal-Mart we were selling them at. When we got there, even before we officially started selling them, people who had their dollars ready and wanted to buy a paper, mobbed us.
We worked from 9 to 1, and finished the day making $ 143.05. It felt very good to help the Frenchies. Though it will be hard, I believe that most French Bulldogs can get a home if we all give a little. I hope our experience inspired some people. It was easy, and very fun!"
"Hi. Now it’s Nina’s bro Henry’s turn in the spotlight. I thought that selling papers for the Frenchies was fun. It was hard to believe we started out with ten carts of newspapers but ended up finishing with one. All the money we raised was for those cute homeless French bulldogs-- I mean, how could people not adopt those dogs?
I learned that a Wal-Mart parking lot has its share of just plain weird things, like a guy almost running over my sister and a lady hitting a pole. And numerous people parked in the non-parking zone. Some people gave us money just because of how cute the Frenchies looked in their pictures. Plus we got a new volunteer, and we can always welcome a new one to the family, right?
I am really glad I am a Junior Volunteer because I always want to help those cute dogs. Henry out."
Thanks to everyone who participated in this fundraising event! We love our Junior Volunteers! Can you see that the sign Nina's holding has all the photos of our current fosters on it? These kids are bringing new hope for the future to
The Frog Princess