Gabbie and Alice are two third-grade girls who are dedicating their birthdays to making the world a better place. They are asking that people not give them presents, as they have enough, but to help others in their name.
Last year, the girls raised over $40,000 for their school's food pantry which serves their fellow students. This year, they are turning their huge hearts to their four-legged friends and helping out the animal shelters in their area.
They are accepting cash donations as well as old blankets and towels, dog and cat food, animal toys, cat litter and cleaning supplies.
Well, here we are. One month away from Gabbie and Alice's ninth birthday. Nine is a big milestone in the life of a child—never again will their ages be in the single digits! We are now officially in birthday celebration mode.
We are very happy to announce that one of the animal shelters Gabbie and Alice are raising donations for, the Humane Society Waterville Area, has very generously offered the girls use of their facility to hold their birthday party. How cool is that? We get to party where the puppies live!
Gabbie and Alice are working with four shelters in central Maine with all donations being split evenly between each one. We will have collection boxes at multiple local businesses and if you are in the area, we are happy to collect donations directly from you. If you are further away, you can contribute online to their ninth birthday's dream—to help all the shelter pets have a safe place where they are warm, fed and happy as they wait for their forever homes.
Please help their birthday dreams come true. Thank you!
Dr. Matt Townsend is the owner and founder of Hometown Veterinary Care. HVC is the result of a long thought out dream for Townsend who wanted to own a practice. He finds it rewarding to provide care for the pets and farm animals of central Maine and especially his hometown of Fairfield. Dr. Townsend and Hometown Veterinary Care are proud to sponsor this website for Gabbie and Alice! Your Hometown Veterinary Care is located at 51 Western Ave., Fairfield, ME. Give them a call today at 207-453-7387!
Gabbie and Alice are second graders at the George J. Mitchell School in Waterville, Maine. The school is one of the poorest in the state based on the number of students receiving free or reduced lunch. In an effort to prevent evening, weekend, or vacation hunger among its students and their families, the school opened a no questions asked food pantry at the school in 2013. Best friends Gabbie and Alice, knowing the school's dire situation, decided to hold a joint eighth birthday party where they asked for donations to the food pantry in lieu of gifts. After all was said and done, the girls raised $41,600!
Every single donation helps and encourages not only these girls, but others that come after them, to embrace the spirit of community and generosity. It sends the message that even kids can make a difference in the world and feeds families in need. It made these girls' eighth birthday party one this community will never forget. Thank you for donating!