Target: Liz Peterson, President of Dancing for Animals
Goal: Thank the animal welfare group Dancing for Animals for sewing toys and beds to donate to shelters
The New York animal welfare group, Dancing for Animals, recently hosted a charity event in which volunteers sewed beds and toys for two shelters in the city of Westchester. The first ever Rational Animal Mother’s Comfort Project produced 132 beds and 50 catnip toys that were donated to the SPCA of Westchester and PetsAlive Westchester of Elmsford. Events like this can change thousands of lives and deserve our gratitude.
Dancing for Animals is a non-profit organization that raises money through dancing activities such as classes, social dance parties, and private instruction. All of the funds they receive are used to support educational programs or are donated to animal welfare organizations in the form of grants, inspiring volunteerism, and community activity. Liz Peterson, President of Dancing for Animals, organized the event at the Fabric Mart in Yorktown. She got involved with Rational Animal, which hosts similar sewing events in Brooklyn, because she was inspired by their project. Peterson made a statement saying that she wanted so start a Westchester chapter in which volunteers would make beds for animals “in need of a cozy place to rest their head while they waited for their forever home.”
Staff members at Fabric Mart contributed their sewing skills and guidance along with 18 other volunteers. Linda Speidell, owner of the store, also deserves a great deal of praise for donating all of the fabric and supplies. Please take a moment to sign the petition below and thank Liz, Linda, and all of the volunteers for this wonderful event who work selflessly to improve the lives of shelter animals.
Dear Liz Peterson,
You, along with Dancing for Animals and a host of volunteers, organized the first ever Rational Animal Mother’s Comfort Project. A total of 132 beds and 50 toys were made by hand through the selfless efforts of the Westchester and Yorktown community. Events like this show the world what is truly possible when people are brought together to help animals and can serve as a powerful influence to so many others to get involved.
Thank you so much for your continued efforts to improve the lives of dogs and cats in the shelters of New York. A little bit of happiness and comfort for those who are otherwise struggling through a very unfortunate situation can go a long way.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Through the Lens of Kimberly Gauthier via Flickr