Pet Activities

Pennies for Pets

A "Pennies for Pets" project is a great way to help raise money for animal shelters. Community animal shelters take in lost or abandoned pets and try to find new homes for them. Most shelters get their money from the American Humane Society, city government, or other special agencies. But no matter who pays the bills, there never seems to be enough money to go around. You and your child can help by collecting pennies.

What You'll Need:

  • Empty coffee cans with lids
  • Colored paper
  • Tape
  • Colorful markers or crayons

How to Make "Pennies for Pets"

Step One: Cover an empty coffee can with colored paper. Your kids can decorate the paper with pet drawings, and label it "Pennies for Pets."

Step Two: Once a week, after explaining that you are collecting pennies for your local animal shelter, ask friends and family member if they have any extra pennies they can spare. Or do chores to earn a few coins.

Step Three: When your can is full, count the pennies and present them to the shelter director. You'll feel good, and you'll be an animal-loving hero.

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