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Q: raising money?

February 8, 2009 | By TigerLoverLindsey | 28 answers | Expired: 2065 days ago

TigerLoverLindsey

My little sister wants to ask for money for her birthday. She wants to give it to an animal shelter. I think this is a great and selfless idea, but i still think she should at least work for the cause, to show that she did something. We did have one girl in out neighborhood who did this, but for her own 3 cats, so i was unsure. My sister is only 9. Any tips that can help us?

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Kathy W.
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Feb 19, 2009

She is working for it. She is having a party for her friends and asking nothing in return. People can learn by her actions. Maybe her friends will do the same.

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Renada L.
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Feb 17, 2009

I think her idea is great...work for it?? Not too sure. She is wanting to do something great, so I think she should do it. Your sister is on the right track to becoming a great person. Good teaching big sis. :)

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shell c.
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Feb 13, 2009

I think it is refreshing to hear of a child willing to forego their own birthday cash for an animal shelter. Sure, it would be nice for her to volunteer, but if she is under 18, many times she cannot work with the animals in a facility unless a parent is there. I think it is AWESOME!!

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kaye m.
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Feb 12, 2009

she should be commended for this action, but maybe she could also volunteer to help at the shelter

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Susan R.
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Feb 10, 2009

That is so beautiful that she wants to donate her birthday money. And that is considered working for the cause because she is giving away her gifts. She is making a sacrifice. Most adults I know wouldn't do that.

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11dibarig
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Feb 09, 2009

i think u mean selfless, not selfish

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Marleydog
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Feb 09, 2009

My daughter has asked for donations of dog-related items for her past two birthdays (5th & 6th!) instead of other "stuff". We then go to the Humane Society on her birthday to make the donation in person. She gets to see all of the animals and feels a sense of accomplishment.

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Peggy W.
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Feb 09, 2009

I've seen it done before where someone will say, "in lieu of gifts, please make a donation to a certain organization." I think that's a great idea, and very thoughtful, too!

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Nicole
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Feb 09, 2009

I don't think it's rude at all to ask for money or supplies for a local animal shelter. As an emplyee of a shelter I can tell you we NEED all the help we can get and nothing makes up prouder of our community as when a family gives to the shelter instead of asking for toys for themselves. You should be proud of your sister. I've found that requesting animal supplies in general is a better idea than to say give me money for the shelter.

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Juliewho
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Feb 09, 2009

My daughter was invited to a birthday party that was in essence a "dog party". The girls were invited to bring their dog/dogs and many contests ensued (girl who most looked like her dog, cutest dog, best dog trick, etc.) They had dog/owner relay races and they all got to swim in the pond on the premises. It was requested that if the girls wished to bring gifts they should pick from the provided animal shelter's wish list. All the girls and dogs had a great time and the shelter benefited greatly.

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