Goodstart children make donations to South East Animal Welfare League
Children and families from Goodstart Early Learning Mt Gambier have gathered donations for the South East Animal Welfare League (SEAWL) after participating in a week of activities where they learnt to take care of cats and dogs, as well as producing artwork for the centre’s Art Show.
As an entrance fee for the show, families and friends donated pet food, while proceeds raised from the sale of the artworks were also donated to SEAWL.
Assistant Director Emma Heaver said the staff were inspired to bring the children and families together as a result of watching the children care for the centre’s hermit crabs.
As well as raising funds for SEAWL, Ms Heaver said the event was a success because it highlighted the many ways in which the community can support this valuable service.
“The overall donations were absolutely fantastic because there were some families that donated large bags of dog food and other things,” Ms Heaver told local publication The Border Watch.
“It also raises awareness that people don’t have to donate just money to the league, they are able to purchase an extra bag of pet food when they are doing their shopping and donate it when they can.”
The children are now much more aware of the impact they can make in the charity space, with many now having charity contributions at front of mind.
“The more people who are aware of these types of things the more they are willing to help in the future and the league is such a wonderful initiative because pets do give such wonderful company to many,” Ms Heaver added.
Staff, children and parents personally visited the welfare league to hand over the donated goods while also learning more about the league’s operations.
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