If you haven’t already heard about Anastasia and the inspiring work she is doing on behalf of animals, I’m delighted to tell you about her today. Nine-year-old Anastasia was eager to figure out how she could help animals living in shelters and rescues. Since she is too young to volunteer, she came up with a creative way to make a difference in the lives of animals. She is painting, drawing, making jewlery and other crafts that she then sells through auctions on Facebook to benefit shelter and rescue organizations.
100% of the money she earns through her sales goes toward the organization tagged to the item auctioned. The response to her work and the support for her initiative have been wonderful. Here is a link to Anastasia’s Facebook page, so you can check out some of the items currently for sale.
When I asked Anastasia what has motivated her in this creative endeavor, she told me that her adopted shelter kittens Sammy and Tori inspire the artwork she creates.
Sammy and Tori are former residents of HOKAFI (the shelter where I volunteer) and are now very fortunate to have become members of Anastasia’s family. But Anastasia wanted to do something more. She explained that she is selling these works on behalf of shelter animals “because I love animals and I feel bad for the animals in the shelter so I do this and it helps out the animals that need medicine and food so they will then be healthy and then get adopted.” She decided to devote her summer to this project, using her skills as an artist to raise money to help animals.
Here are some of the works she has sold so far:
Such a wonderful initiative! We, at HOKAFI, are deeply grateful for the work she is doing on behalf of the animals. If you have a chance, please check out Anastasia’s Facebook page. You’ll be able to see all the different organizations she is helping. If you’d like to support and follow her efforts, you could “like” her FB page, and perhaps even place a bid!
Thank you, Anastasia! You are an inspiration to us all!