Donating To An Animal Shelter

United States
October 19, 2015 10:06am CST
My grandson was invited to a birthday party for a classmate on Saturday. What struck me as unusual was that on the invitation it asked that instead of a birthday gift for the classmate that each child bring something to donate to the animal shelter. There was a list of suggested items to bring and the items would be donated. I thought this was a great idea and unusual. My daughter said it's not all that unusual but I never heard of it before. Have you ever heard of this?
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• United States
19 Oct 15
No, it is not usual. I see these on TV or on Facebook all the time. It is also not usual for kids to donate their birthday money to a rescue group. I think it's great, the kids are learning a valuable lesson and bringing publicity to the cause.
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@amadeo (70856)
• United States
19 Oct 15
we have many children volunteer at the animal shelter.They also raise money.They do a good job
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@valmnz (12753)
• New Zealand
19 Oct 15
Yes, suggestions like that sometimes happen here. Kids are more aware these days and believe it or not, often think of others more than themselves. I've noticed this a lot at school where kids want to help needy causes.
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• United States
19 Oct 15
I think it's a wonderful idea too and teaches the children to help those less fortunate
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@garymarsh6 (14417)
• United Kingdom
19 Oct 15
I think that is a brilliant idea. Quite selfless!
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
19 Oct 15
I think it's very nice of the child to ask for such a thing. Most children are not mature enough to forego presents.
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@marlina (76841)
• Canada
19 Oct 15
Not heard of this one yet, but it is a good idea if one is an animal lover.
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@Raelove (17434)
• Saco, Maine
19 Oct 15
I haven't heard of this, but it is a great idea!
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@jaboUK (54877)
• United Kingdom
19 Oct 15
No I've not heard of it, but what a great idea.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25871)
• United States
22 Oct 15
That sounds like a wonderful idea.
@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Oct 15
I've not heard of this before but I think that it is a great idea.
@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
20 Oct 15
Unusual but great idea indeed. It show how much the birthday celebrator loves animals.
@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
20 Oct 15
No I have never heard of this before but I love it. I think this is an excellent idea for a child's birthday party and too bad more parents don't do this.
@DeborahDiane (23147)
• Laguna Woods, California
20 Oct 15
Yes, I have heard of it, especially with more affluent families. I think it is a nice way to teach children the importance of helping others. I love it.
@wetnosedogs (1554)
• United States
19 Oct 15
I haven't heard of it, but it's a great idea.