Nine year old Caroline mastered the art of giving and successfully launched her own fundraiser.
Caroline Cremin is a 4th grader in Oklahoma. She has always loved animals, especially dogs. Her family has two dogs named Tinkerbell and Cookie. The experience of adopting Cookie opened Caroline’s eyes to the overpopulation and neglect many animals face. She began searching for ways to help pets find homes and get the proper care they deserve. For her 9th birthday, Caroline received a bottle-cap necklace from a friend that had been purchased at a local boutique. She and her mother, Stacey Cremin, decided they would try to make their own version of bottle-cap necklaces. Together, they could custom design and sell them for a lower cost than the boutique and raise money to help abandoned pets. The response was overwhelming! Friends, family, and teachers purchased necklaces from Caroline. As Caroline began earning money, she thought about how the proceeds could best be spent. She and her family had learned about ARF from their friend and ARF volunteer, Diane Barker. Caroline shared ARF’s mission to rescue animals from city shelters and knew they needed extra money to provide for their care. After reaching her goal of two hundred dollars, Caroline happily donated the money to ARF. She feels a strong love and moral obligation to help homeless animals.
We are humbled by Caroline's generous donation to ARF Tulsa. She exemplifies the spirit of giving that enables us to continue our mission. Please help yourself to this fun little button "Inspired by Caroline" and help us spread her uplifting story of generosity. Just cut and paste the code below into your own blog as HTML.
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