PAWS fundraising

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Status
  • Age Level
    11 to 13 Years

The Problem

The local pet shelters are in a crisis and so many pets need to find homes. We want to help a local shelter care for stray dogs and cats.

Our Plan

We are going to fundraise $500 to donate to the local animal shelter PAWS Chicago. We are also going to make rope toys for the dogs to play with.

Themes Addressed

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    Animal Welfare
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    Pets & Companion Animals

The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

We ended up raising $625 for PAWS Chicago between March and May. We also made 50 tug-o-war toys for the shelter animals. We raised more money than our goal!

Through this project I/we learned:

Throughout this project, we learned that no amount is too small. One student donated a penny and was so proud to help out. Not only did raising money help the animals, but it also made people feel good that they could help out.

What I/we might change:

If we did this project again we would plan for more fundraising ideas. This year we did a fundraising dance and asked for donations. If we had more time we could have thought of more ways to get people involved, like bake sales and game nights.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

At the end of our project, we got to visit the shelter to see the dogs and cats that we helped out. We even got to pet two puppies and one of our teachers adopted a cat on the spot.

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

Make sure to celebrate your accomplishments. We had so much fun ending our fundraiser with a field trip. Also, don't be afraid to ask for help. Sometimes we didn't know how to best raise money and other students and teachers gave us some ideas.

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