Two young girls raise $300 for animal shelters
As well as pet food, toys and beds
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 06:00 am
Two Grade 3 students at Hugh Sutherland School raised $300 for animal shelters from baking and selling cupcakes in January.
Matilynn Smart and Arianna Baglole, both eight years old, decided they wanted to raise money after seeing a dead cat in the schoolyard a few months ago.
And after Carstairs Elementary School Grade 2 teacher Rozina Ahmad passed away suddenly on Dec. 24, they decided they would donate the money in her memory.
After Ahmad passed away, family members asked that in lieu of flowers, donations could be made to any animal shelter or Pawsitive Match.
Pawsitive Match is a non-profit organization based out of Calgary that rescues abused and abandoned cats and dogs in Canada, the United States and Mexico.
Smart and Baglole decided to donate the money they raised from the bake sale to both Pawsitive Match and Calgary Humane Society.
They baked cupcakes and sold them at the school on Jan. 26 and 27 and exceeded their goal of $100.
They also collected a truckload of blankets, pet beds, a large cat post, several pet toys, more than 50 cans of wet food and a few bags of dry food, which they donated to the Tails to Tell Animal Rescue Shelter in Crossfield.
They dropped off the donations on Jan. 29 with help from Smartís mother Tara.