My niece, Caroline (16 years old) is a guest blogger today! She is working on a project for school (yes, even virtually) that helps a cause that is very near and dear to her heart (and mine!)!
I’ve always loved helping others. I volunteer when I have free time and I’ll do anything I can to put a smile on someone’s face, even if it’s a simple hug.
What I’m doing here is helping animals that can not help themselves. They live in the Greenville Humane Society (GHS). While most of them are in foster homes during this time, and may be adopted after, many of them will return to GHS. Although they are taken care of each and everyday, these animals still live in kennels 24/7 until they find their forever homes. Before we moved back to Pittsburgh, this month, I volunteered at GHS, and I was overjoyed with happiness because no matter if an animal was sick, injured, or has been at the humane society for so long, they light up when someone gives them attention.
Now, a sophomore in high school at Upper St Clair (a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA), each student must choose something that relates to them and make it into their Middle Years Programme (MYP) project, which encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.
Volunteering there made me feel important because I was bringing happiness into these animals lives. I worked with puppies and cats because of my age, but that doesn’t mean that the older dogs don’t need love.
I want to be able to give them whatever they need to be okay, clean, and happy, until they get that lucky opportunity to go home.
Thank you for your time and allowing me to raise awareness for animal shelters all across the US, and the world. We can make a difference together.