Ripple Kids Newsletter December 2009
4th Quarter Service Topic:
Helping Animals

Dear Members -

Happy Holidays! This month we continue our 4th quarter focus of helping animals. We've featured some great organizations, including one started by Zach, a Ripple Kid from Florida! We've also listed ideas about how you can make a difference with your child no matter how much (or how little) time you have.

With the new year, our focus will shift to the environment for the 1st quarter (Jan-Mar). If your child or someone you know has done something to help the environment, or has quotes we can use for upcoming newsletters, please register and submit their project on our web site.

If you'd like to read our November newsletter, click here.

Help us keep the ripple going and use the 'forward' button below to share with your friends and family.

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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 by sharing what you've learned about helping others!

ACT: EZ Ways to Help Animals

Volunteer time at a local animal shelter, equestrian center, sea life rescue or dog training for the disabled center.

LEARN: About Organizations Helping Animals
Animal Charities of America
Animal Charities of America is a nonprofit federation that pre-screens high quality national charities working to protect animals. We present these charities to potential givers in fund drives at work and on the web.

The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide.
SUPPORT: Raise Money for Animal Organizations

Hold a fundraiser to benefit your favorite animal related charity - PAWS-itively great fundraiser ideas: pet-walking, pet-sitting or pet-grooming services.

Bath time
Zach, 9 from Florida washing a dog for a fundraiser for The Animal Pantry. Learn More

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

Zach with dog food

Read about how Zach, 9, from Florida started the Central Florida Animal Pantry to help owners feed their pets when times get tough
Learn More

Share: Little Ripples

Elizabeth, 11 from Texas learned...

'That people can be very cruel to animals but there are more kind people that are willing to help if you ask. AND you are never too young to ask.'

Learn more about Elizabeth and her project to help a local shelter.

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
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