St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Youth Group raised nearly $2,000 for the needs of the Humane Association animals.
Fundraising began with Andrea Cavalho, who attended a shelter fundraiser at her mother's work place. She wanted to help the shelter and asked her youth minister if she could write a speech and address the parishioners at her church. She recently spoke to each Sunday Mass and her youth group set-up a table and collected donations at the end of each mass.
"What a difference these young ladies made in the lives of so many cats and dogs. We are so thankful to these young ladies and to the CNY community for all of their help and donations all year long. Without these donations we could not keep our doors open. I hope this wonderful example of how one person can make a huge difference will sparks others to do the same," said Bruce Shafiroff, MD, board president.
The Humane Association of CNY is a no-kill, not-for-profit, animal shelter housing anywhere from 200 to 400 animals on a daily basis since 1965. The Humane Association is completely privately funded. That means no government funding help support the shelter. These animals are supported by the generosity of CNY animal lovers.
Andrea Carvalho, second from left, spearheaded an effort to raise money for the Humane Association of CNY. With the help of her youth group including Youth Minister Jeanine Werth, left, and her fellow youth group members Bridget Cleeton, third from left, Shannon Santmyer, third from right, she raised nearly $2,000 for the shelter. Shelter staff Liz Maunder, second from right, and Laura Wolfe, right, received the donation.