Bethesda Childcare Center raises money for local animal rescues

During our summer camp and throughout the year at Bethesda Childcare Center in Bay Village, we do various community service projects for different causes. We do these projects to encourage the children to think about the world around them, while increasing self-confidence and providing a sense of purpose.

In the past, we have sold lemonade as part of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, raised money to adopt an animal at the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, did a Trike-a-thon for St. Jude's, had a bake sale to support Multiple Sclerosis, and also do a Blessing Bag project in December.

On Friday, July 24, we had a car wash to raise money for Lucky Paws Cat Rescue and Golden Treasures, raising $750. Lucky Paws Cat Rescue is a small, foster home based, non-profit organization. They rescue animals from situations that are abusive, endangering, or neglectful. They provide foster care and medical care for the rescued animals and find them responsible pet owners to adopt and care for these animals.

Golden Treasures is a non-profit rescue, founded in 2004 by Sandy and April, two golden retriever lovers. The rescue works to remove golden retrievers from unwanted and inappropriate homes and shelters; educate the public about responsible dog ownership, serve as a resource for canine owners regarding the proper care and treatment of their dogs; educate the public about the breed and the need for obedience lessons for all dogs; encourage, assist and provide guidelines to other purebred fanciers to form rescue programs; and to provide an alternative to euthanization.

This rescue also works with other rescues to rescue dogs from the meat trade market in China and bring them back here to the United States, to be adopted.

We will be having a bake sale to continue raising funds for these two rescues from Tuesday, Aug. 4, through Friday, Aug. 7. The time for the bake sale will be 2:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. If you would like to come and support our bake sale, it will be at Bethesda Childcare Center, 28607 Wolf Road. We will have everything individually packaged and practice social distancing, while wearing masks and gloves.

Trisha Reiter

I am an assistant director at Bethesda childcare center in Bay Village and I love to volunteer a little! I do a lot of rescue transports and love helping people.

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Volume 12, Issue 15, Posted 9:50 AM, 08.04.2020