Megan just turned 8, and asked friends who came to her birthday party to bring donations for the Humane Society instead of gifts! Thanks, Megan!
Jack & Adam Allwein
Jack and Adam are brothers whose birthdays fall close together. Jack just turned 11, and Adam 9, and they had a joint birthday party where they and their friends raised more than $500 for the animals. Way to go, guys!
Mrs. Castelgrande's Class
Big thanks to Mrs. Jan Castelgrande and her third-grade class from Cornwall Elementary for collecting needed items for the animals, as well as more than $500 in donations! We enjoyed a lively tour with lots of great questions about animal health, welfare and different kinds of pets. See you next year, and thanks again from the staff, volunteers and of course the animals!
Isabel Harnish recently brought in a donation of supplies that she collected at her 7th birthday party. This is the second year that she and her friends have donated wonderful items to help the animals. Thank you SO much Isabel!
A huge thank you to 11 year old Dezi Barr of Lebanon for her fantastic donation of pet food, toys, treats, brushes, leashes and bowls to our shelter animals. You are a wonderful young lady… thank you from all the animals!
Thank you so much Colden Rambler who turned 7 years old in November 2011 and donated a wonderful selection of treats, chew toys, and food to our shelter animals during his birthday celebrations. How fantastic! Thank you Colden!
The animals would LOVE to thank 9 year old Ella Gawrys of Myerstown for the generous gifts that she donated to the shelter during her birthday celebration! The donations included lots of much needed cat litter, toys and treats! Thank you SO much Ella!!
7 year old Colden Rambler made a wonderful donation to our shelter, tons of much needed pet food and supplies. All items were collected for his birthday this year! Thank you so much Colden for your kindness and your love of animals!
Trevor Moore just turned 8 years old, and for his birthday he collected all sorts of great dog and cat supplies for the animals at our shelter. He also collected $100! How wonderful! Thank you so much Trevor for your efforts and your love of animals! We greatly appreciate all your wonderful donations.
"We had Roman's first birthday party on Saturday. Our family and friends really got into the spirit of giving. As gifts, we received monetary donations and a variety of supplies for your organization. The kids had a blast pretending to be puppies and kittens after getting transformed at our "grooming station". We even had a stuffed animal "adoption-station" so each child could take a furry friend home. Having the party benefit the Humane Society helped us create a "purr-fect" party theme!" April and Roman
Jordan Bortner just had her 10th birthday party and all she asked for this year was food, blankets, and toys for the animals at the Humane Society. Thank you Jordan for being so thoughtful and caring about the homeless animals at our shelter! You are a super girl!
This great girl is Melodi. Melodi held a very cool bake sale on Thursday, August 11th at the Humane Society Thrift Shop. She made baked goods (including adorable pup-cakes), homemade lemonade and crafts. When asked why she picked the shelter to do her fundraiser, and she said she "wanted to help the animals". Melodi's whole family was on hand to help and support her! Thank you so much Melodi, you're a super girl and a great friend of the animals!
Hailee and Michaela
Hailee (in pink) turned 10 on 3/13/11 and collected food, collars, toys, etc, in lieu of birthday gifts, for the cats at the humane society. Michaela (in blue) turned 9 on 3/1/11 and collected food, collars, toys, etc. for the dogs at the shelter, also in lieu of gifts. Both girls were so happy and excited to collect only for the animals and gave up receiving any gifts for themselves. Thank you Hailee and Michaela for your kindness and love of animals!
This sweet little girl is Isabel Harnish. Isabel, along with her parents and older sister, came to our 'Day of Caring' on Saturday, April 16th to help clean the outside areas of the shelter. They were also taken on a nice tour of the shelter to see all the animals. Afterward, they presented the shelter with some wonderful donations that Isabel collected in lieu of accepting birthday gifts. She had 2 parties, one was with family and the other was with Isabel and her friends. Thank you SO much Isabel for your kindness!
Girl Scout Junior Troup 7106
These great group of girls are from the Richland, Junior Girl Scout Troop 7106. They came to our Day of Caring on April 16th to help plant flowers outside, however, due to the rainy weather they decided to help clean and organize our kitchen and pantry, which was fantastic! The girls had taken a vote and decided they wanted to donate this year to the Humane Society. They took $100 from their cookie sales and went shopping for the animals! Thank you girls for your wonderful gifts!
Emilyn Nace turned 8 years old this year! This wonderful girl has once again donated supplies and money to the animals that she collected for her birthday! Emilyn has been donating to the shelter for years and she is one of our greatest kid supporters! Thank you Emilyn for your kindness! The animals love you!
A very special kindergarten class from South Lebanon Elementary School has once again made a very kind donation to our shelter. Along with their teacher, Miss Hess, this class collected and donated some much needed supplies including dog food, cat food, cat litter, treats, blankets and even some towels! Miss Hess has been supporting the Humane Society for several years now... teaching her class the importance of helping homeless animals. We thank Miss Hess and her students for their fantastic donation. What a GREAT group of kids!!
Shelby Heinsey just turned 9 years old! And for her birthday she decided to collect donations for the homeless animals at the Humane Society. What an amazing little girl! Shelby collected dog food, cat food, cat litter, plus dog treats! Happy Birthday Shelby and thank you so much for your kindness!
My name is Ashlie Haag and I am a 4th grade teacher at Cornwall Elementary. I believe strongly that reading helps a student achieve academic success. In addition, I believe strongly that children should understand the importance in giving rather than always receiving a physical prize for doing well. With that said, I started a new reading program in my classroom called "Read 500 Minutes to help the Humane Society". This program was started after their holiday break in December 2010. In this program, every time a student reads 500 minutes I purchase either a bag of dog food, cat food, or cat litter. The item is then placed in our classroom humane society box. Once the box is filled, I drop off all of the food/litter that the children read for. I found this program to be a rewarding success. The students are reading and cheering on their fellow classmates to help the animals. Our classroom made a donation on February 19th. The donation consisted of 3 bags of dog food, 3 bags of cat food and 2 bags of litter. Our last donation was on March 5th and the donation consisted of 3 bags of dog food, 1 bag of cat food and 1 bag of litter. I hope by sharing our success in our new reading program that you to will share the joy of their reading success and their gift to want to help the animals.
Mrs. Ashlie Haag
An extra special thank you to Austin Shuey of Palmyra! Austin dropped off a wonderful assortment of donations collected on his birthday just for the shelter animals! The donations included cat and dog food, plus lots of much needed pet supplies! Austin is 10 years old! Thank you Austin!
Janessa Zahorchak, age 12, from Palmyra collected and donated LOTS of much needed dog and cat food and other great supplies to the shelter animals. Thank you so much Janessa!
Rachel Duffy and her little sister Violet brought some wonderful donations to the shelter on Sunday, November 7th. Rachel collected cash as well as lots of much needed supplies for our animals. Thank you so much Rachel for your fantastic donation!
Cameron Chenail and everyone in her big extended family have adopted many shelter animals and rescued many strays over the years. Cameron's cat, Fuzzer, and her sister Templin's cat, Lilly, were shelter cats, and her Mom's cat, Katie, is a rescued stray. Also, her Aunt Shell used to raise dogs who guided people with visual impairments, and her Great Grandmother, Helen, was a wonderful friend to animals and an assistant vice president of the Lebanon County Humane Society many years ago. When Cameron invited her friends to her 12th birthday party last July, she asked them to bring donations for the animals at the Humane Society instead of gifts for her. Her friends were happy to do that (It's easy to shop for shelter animals!), and Cameron later visited the shelter to deliver her friends' gifts to the animals. We're proud to see Cameron continue her family's tradition of caring for animals.
Tyra Craun is 11 years old. She is currently a 5th grade student at South Lebanon Elementary with a kind heart. This year for her birthday she wanted to invite friends to the shelter and asked her friends to donate food or money to the Humane Society. Everyone had an excellent time! Tyra and her mother Janell mentioned that the shelter staff was so friendly and helpful! Thank you to Tyra and her friends for their generosity and their love of animals!
Katie Davis decided that she wanted to help the animals at the humane society, so she collected donations for her 7th birthday this year. WOW! We were just amazed at the amount of wonderful donations that they kept bringing into the office! Katie was almost buried in dog food, cat food, and lots of great pet supplies. Thank you so much Katie. You are a wonderful young lady and the animals thank you for your love and support!
In October 2009 Courtney Brandt and her family adopted a cat from the Lebanon Humane Society. Courtney decided that she wanted to somehow help all the other animals that are still looking for their forever home. So she and her mother came up with the idea to accept donations at her upcoming 10th birthday, instead of accepting gifts. Courtney collected quite a wonderful selection of both dog and cat food! Thank you so much Courtney! Your donation will certainly help the animals that are still waiting for a home.
“After visiting the shelter recently on a group trip, Tyler Bradley was saddened to see all of the many animals that were still waiting to be adopted here at the Humane Society. Tyler’s 9th birthday was coming up and he decided he wanted to make a difference in the lives of these animals waiting for adoption. So instead of asking for gifts at his birthday party, Tyler asked for donations to the shelter…. and collected $100! How wonderful! Thank you so much Tyler for your kindness!”
Ashley Peters recently celebrated her 11th birthday! Happy Birthday Ashley! She had a birthday party and decided to collect items for the Humane Society of Lebanon County in lieu of gifts for herself. Ashley collected dog food, cat food, cat litter and dog treats. Ashley and her family own a dog, a Rottweiler! Thank you Ashley for your wonderful donation!
Rheece Shuey from Newmanstown celebrated his 6th birthday on January 9, 2010! Happy Birthday Rheece!! Rheece decided, for his birthday, he wanted to collect donations to give to the Humane Society. He collected a great selection of dog food, cat food, cat litter, and a few other supplies just for the animals down at the shelter. Thank you so much Rheece for your kind and generous donation!