Kids Helping: Birthday Party for Alley Cats and Angels
It is always inspiring to see kids helping causes that they feel passionate about. It is even more inspiring to see them doing it as a celebration for their birthday, when they are willing to trade the chance to get presents with the chance to give to a cause they love.
Maggie, from Apex, NC, loves animals and dreams of becoming a veterinarian when she grows up. For her 6th birthday in November 2013, Maggie had a pet adoption themed party and asked for donations to a local cat rescue organization, Alley Cats and Angels, in lieu of gifts. The party was a huge success and Maggie was thrilled with the generosity of her friends and family. Items donated included food for the adoption program, food for feral colonies, canned food, dry food, great kitty toys, lots of Temptation kitty treats for when the cats are in the adoption center, and litter. Maggie was so proud to load up the family car and deliver the supplies the following day. Her favorite birthday present was knowing she had helped cats and kittens. The volunteers at Alley Cats and Angels were so grateful for the donations. They called her “a generous little girl with a big heart” in their Facebook post thanking her.
Teaching kids about giving is one of the best gifts a parent can give their kids. Birthdays are a great time for younger kids to learn how good it can feel to give back. Check out the Start A Snowball Birthday Mountain to read about other kids that used their birthday as a time to give. If you are interested in applying for a grant to fund a kids’ community service project or donating please click on the buttons below.