Ripple Kids Newsletter
November, 2009
Fall Quarter Service Topic:
Helping Animals

Dear Members -

Happy Fall! The Ripple Kids newsletter has been re-designed in order to make it easier for you, as a parent, to support your child in his or her quest to make a difference. We know how busy you are, so we've shortened it and tried to give you a couple of quick, easy ideas to get started.

One of the ways we've done that is to focus on one cause per quarter. We've solicited input from our Ripple Kids Youth Advisory Board, and the cause they selected is 'Helping Animals'. Our newsletters this quarter shares ways that you and your child can take action in your community through helping animals.

How can YOU start a Ripple?
  • Take ACTion by completing a service project to help animals
  • LEARN more about organizations that are helping animals!
  • SUPPORT others who are helping animals!
  • SHARE the joy....encourage others to start a ripple!

ACT: EZ Ways to Help Animals

Collect blankets, hand sanitizers, pet supplies and other items that are needed at your local animal shelter.

Find a Shelter
Visit the ASPCA web site to find a shelter near you

LEARN: Organizations Helping Animals
 World Wildlife Federation
For more than 45 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world's leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally.

This newspaper was developed by the Humane Society and gives great ideas as to how to help animals complete with project ideas and instructions.
SUPPORT: Raise Money for Local Shelters
Enter your zip code to find local rescue agency near you. These organizations are usually started by people who love animals and do so out of the kindness of their hearts. Most are smaller in size and could really use your help.

Project Idea: Make dog biscuits or cat toys and sell them to raise money for a local rescue agency. Hint: ask for a donation rather than a fixed price for the items. You'll usually make more money!

Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter with your child. It doesn't take a lot to inspire and empower them to make a difference - you just did.
Keep the ripples going!

Bridget Belden
Founder and CEO
Ripple Kids, INC.
Featured Ripple Kid


Read about how Liana, 11, from CA made toys for dogs and cats at the animal shelter
Learn More

Little Ripples

Lily (10)  and Jeannie (8)
Newport Beach, CA:
'Save old towels and blankets and deliver them to a local animal shelter (wash them first!)'

'Contact a local tennis club and get their old, flat tennis balls and deliver them as toys to an animal shelter.'

Do you have ideas about how to help animals? Send us an email and let us know!

This email was written and generously donated by Alii Goedecke. Alii is the author/illustrator of
One Fun Thing and

co-founder of Party Pepper Uppers which bundles birthday party packages for children in need - because every child deserves a Happy Birthday! Visit
for more information

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