Two La Cañada Flintridge 7th-graders recently completed their Girl Scouts Silver Award, spending the last six months working with local businesses and organizations to raise awareness and funds for Pasadena Humane.
Maya Banks and Calliope Lee, both animal lovers and students at La Cañada High School 7/8, decided to pursue a service award by giving back to help critters in need. The pair met with Chris Briffett, Pasadena Humane’s director of volunteer services, on Monday, March 20, to deliver a check for $390 and learned more about how the funds will benefit dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and wildlife brought into the shelter for care.
All funds from the students’ efforts went to Pasadena Humane to help some of the estimated 12,000 animals that come through the organization’s gates each year. The goal of the project was to assist with medical care costs, bedding and food, among other necessities, to support adoption into best-fit forever homes. Along the way the students — from Troop 3251 — worked with Stella’s Pizza Kitchen, Flintridge Bookstore and the La Cañada Community Center, where they collaborated with staff members to organize and run a fee-based camp for children to benefit their cause.
First published in the March 23 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.