Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Inspired By Caroline

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.

9 comments:

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Thanks for stopping by.
Caroline inspires us in rescueing less fortuate animals.
We admire her animal loving heart.
Hugs

♥georgie♥ said...

Wow what an inspiration Caroline is...
I am going to share this post with family and friends

Dawn said...

Caroline, what a thoughtful heart you have. I truly admire your desire to give. :)

Lindsay said...

Way to go Caroline.It is the young ones with big hearts that will make our world a better place

Flinn said...

We are so proud to have a grand-daughter like Caroline who reaches out to help where help is needed. You go girl!

Anonymous said...

Caroline, your great idea and the initiative it took to carry it out
really showed how one person can really make a difference. Thank you
so much for your efforts. ARF's volunteers put contributions to
maximum use to save hundreds every year. Nora

The Rambler said...

Saw Carolines good deeds on Tutu Bliss's page and wanted to come over and tell her what a great thing she has done and I hope it inspires more to contribute the way she has :)

The world needs more Carolines!

Debonaire Flea Market said...

Just arrived from TuTu's Bliss. Way to go Caroline:) I love reading stories like this, Caroline must be a wonderful person.

Debonaire Flea Market said...

Just arrived from TuTu's Bliss. Way to go Caroline:) I love reading stories like this, Caroline must be a wonderful person.