Please join WCC in thanking some enterprising siblings for their recent fundraising efforts! Anna,10, Charlie, 8, and Lauren, 5, recently participated in a neighborhood garage sale to help raise money for WCC.
The trio heard about a neighborhood yard sale and a light bulb went off: sell their no-longer-used items to raise money for WCC. Anna, Charlie and Lauren spent an afternoon cleaning out their basement and piling up toys, games and other items they’re no longer interested in to raise some cash for WCC. And to sweeten the deal, mom and Dad, Diana and Tim, offered to match the money their three kids raised toward the donation.
“Our grandpa was in the Air Force,” said Anna. Her mom, Diana, added, “My dad served 22 years in the Air Force before retiring, including serving in Vietnam, so the military and animal connection is something we love to support.”
Not only is the family supportive of the military, but they’re also no strangers to WCC. Friends of a WCC trainer, the family has hosted WCC dogs at their house as part of their training and socialization around children. The family even visited the WCC Healing Quarters in the past to learn more about its mission and meet some of the puppies and dogs in training.
Not to mention, Anna, Charlie and Lauren have two very special pet dogs of their own — Leo and Rocco. Although young, they totally know how happy dogs can make people.
Anna shared, “I just like them a lot. Sometimes they can be sassy and sometimes they can be sweet and cuddle up with you on the couch.”
When asked about how it felt to do all that hard work to help others, all three children were all smiles, and Charlie responded with a resounding “thumbs up.”
Mom and dad are pretty proud, too.
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