SWR_Blog_08_27We’ve said it before, our volunteers make our mission possible! The dedication, passion and hours worked by our volunteers allow us to provide assistance dogs free of charge to people with disabilities.

Today, we recognize 10-year-old Amanda for the work she’s done on behalf of Canine Companions for Independence.

Amanda attends Francis Parker Elementary in San Diego where fourth graders are required to create a business and sell their products to students at school. At the end of this experience, each fourth grade class must agree upon a charity to receive all of their accumulated profits.

Amanda’s business created and sold stylish bow ties and hair barrettes out of patterned duct tape. After their successful sales, Amanda gave a class presentation on Canine Companions for Independence and handed out pencils and bookmarks. The class was tasked with narrowing down the beneficiary choices via vote to 10 charities, then six! Amanda did additional research and gave a persuasive speech to champion the cause of Canine Companions for the final round. Final vote… a tie! Additional vote… Canine Companions wins!

Because of Amanda and the rest of Ms. Belknap’s class, over $600 will go to Canine Companions for Independence. Many thanks, Amanda, for your work and efforts on behalf of our mission.

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