Serviam Girls Academy Students Spend MLK Day of Service at DHA

Students from Serviam Girls Academy and Principal Kate Lucyk spent their MLK Day of Service here at DHA. The students kept busy by raking leaves, cleaning crates, tackling our mountain of laundry, and cleaning out a storage shed. And of course, they took a tour of the shelter and met adoptable cats and dogs. We really appreciate all of their help, and everyone seemed to have a good time!

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Alumni Update: Coco

Amy and Coco

This is my daughter Amy and Coco. We adopted Coco from Delaware Humane Association in August 2012. Since then, he’s become a trained Therapy Dog with PAWS for People and visits the Helen Graham Cancer Center and the Christiana Care Springside Rehabilitation Facility. He’s also participated in the Easter Seals Respite program for developmentally disabled adults. We couldn’t be happier with Coco!!

– Christine

Thank you, Maya Brooks!

We are a little late in getting this posted, but wanted to recognize the awesome efforts of Maya Brooks from Girl Scout Troop 732. For her Silver Award Project, Maya made 75 pet beds (5 large, 55 medium and 15 small) for the animals at Delaware Humane Association this summer! She made the beds with fabric donated by Delaware School & Office and the help of students at Newark Center for Creative Learning. Maya will receive her Silver Award on December 1st at the On My Honor Ceremony. On behalf of all of us at DHA and the animals in our care who enjoyed the comfort of their wonderful new beds, we would like to thank Maya and her helpers very much for their hard work, generosity and compassion!

Thank you, Girl Scout Troop 1081!

Troop 1081 worked hard all summer on their Bronze Award Project,  which is earned by Girl Scouts who help their community by volunteering their time. Troop 1081’s project focused on helping the animals at Delaware Humane Association. In mid-September, the girls visited the shelter  to bring donated items from their pet supply collection at Concord Pet Foods & Supplies store in Shoppes of Graylyn, as well as homemade kitty blankets, cat nip bags, and a variety of homemade dog toys. Their donations represent about 100 hours of work by the girls, and they were really excited to be helping pets who are waiting for new homes! Girl Scout Troop 1081 will receive their Bronze Award on December 1st at the On My Honor Ceremony. On behalf of all of us at DHA and the animals in our care, we would like to thank Amanda, Isabella, Macy, Sarah, Wellesley and Zorah very much for their hard work, generosity and compassion!

Thank you, students of Immaculate Heart of Mary School!

The animals at DHA want to give a big “paws up” to the students at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Wilmington, DE for their great efforts and generosity!

Each year at Immaculate Heart of Mary School every grade level chooses a charity to sponsor as part of their outreach program. Money is raised through Bake Sales held at lunch. This year, Reading groups from grades 1st through 4th as well as the 3rd, 4th, 5th grade Math and 5th and 6th grade Reading groups chose to support DHA.

With the support of the faculty and their families, these young philanthropists raised $350.60  for the animals. Thank you!

Students and faculty at Immaculate Heart of Mary presented their donation to DHA Executive Director Patrick Carroll

Students and faculty at Immaculate Heart of Mary School presented their donation to DHA Executive Director Patrick Carroll

Thank you, Oliver

Nine year old Oliver Leedale-Brown recently selected Delaware Humane Association to receive a charitable gift of $100 in his name. When asked why he selected DHA, Oliver said:

“All animals deserve a good home with people who care about them.  When no one wants an animal, they are cared for at the Delaware Humane Association and homes are found where the animals are treated well and loved. That really matters to me, so I want them to get the money to be able to help more animals.”

Oliver’s donation and words reflect his generosity as well as his love for animals and his commitment to their welfare. And, as evidenced by the photos below, he clearly has a strong bond with four-legged family member, Cooper.

On behalf of all the animals your donation is helping, we say THANK YOU, OLIVER!

Thank you, students of Thurgood Marshall Elementary!

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in Newark, Delaware encourages students to participate in Spirit Days where they can dress up or get a special privilege if they make a donation. The most recent Spirit Day allowed the students to bring in a stuffed animal and have their donations benefit DHA.  We would like to thank all of the students for doing an outstanding job and their spirit of generosity. Together they raised $450 for the shelter!

The first photo is Room 23, Ms. Watkins and Ms. Selheimer’s class. Next is Room 31, Ms. Klinger’s class.

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