One of the warm feelings of the holiday season is imagining yourself toasty by the fire, sipping hot cocoa, and nestling deep into the piles of blankets keeping you warm amidst the chilly weather ensuing outside your window.
Not all get to experience this cozy atmosphere; and sometimes it can be easy to overlook a more vulnerable population who may not have access to these “treats.”
Thanks to Go-getter Girl Scout, Wendellyn Hall, the cats and dogs at her local animal shelter will be comfy in their kennels this Christmas. This summer, Wendy launched “Project Warm Pets.” With the help of family, friends, fellow Girl Scouts, community members, and local businesses, she made and donated 66 fleece blankets to our furry friends at Kootenai Humane Society. “My inspiration for this project was my love for animals and because my dog was a rescue puppy,” said Wendy. “The humane society cares for abandoned animals and I want to help them be a wonderful, comfortable place for the pets.”
Not only did Wendy do something great for her community and the critters within it, she also earned her Silver Award in the process – the highest honor a Cadette can attain. Her efforts have made her family, middle school colleagues, and troop members proud. “Wendy is an extremely dedicated and involved member of her school and scouting. She is a very hard worker and is committed to making our community – and the world – a better place!” said Kate Dolan, Troop 3032 Leader.
In addition to Wendy’s love of animals and Girl Scouts, she also enjoys reading, writing, meeting new people, being a big sister to eight year-old Orion, and improving her leadership skills. She maintains a 4.0 GPA and the position of the Treasurer for River City Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society. Wendy has plans to obtain an academic scholarship to an Ivy League school to study business, which will catapult her into a world of entrepreneurship and allow her the foundation to grow up to be her own boss - like a boss.