SLEEPING OVER AT FRIENDS HOUSES, MAYBE HAVING FUN WITH THOSE SAME FRIENDS AT A POOL PARTY?
WELL HOW ABOUT RAISING CLOSE TO A FEW THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR YOUR LOCAL HUMANE SOCIETY!?
THAT'S JUST WHAT 10 YEAR OLD, BROCKWAY NATIVE GRACE PRESTON HAS BEEN DOING.
AT JUST 10 YEARS OLD GRACE PRESTON ISN'T SPENDING HER SUMMER THE WAY MOST KIDS HER AGE ARE.
GRACE HAS TRADED THE SLEEPOVERS AND POOL PARTIES FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE IMPORTANT, SOMETHING SHE HOLDS DEAR TO HER HEART. HELPING AREA PETS, BY SELLING HER OWN HOMEMADE DOG TREATS AND TICK REPELLANT AT THE BROCKWAY FARMER'S MARKET. ALL THE MONEY GRACE MAKES SHE GIVES RIGHT TO THE GATEWAY HUMANE SOCIETY IN FALLS CREEK, JEFFERSON COUNTY.
"They are really happy and they say like thank you and the one year I gave them the money they needed a new washer and dryer and so with the money they bought new washers and dryers.
AS YOU HEAR GRACE TALK ABOUT THE WONDER'S HER PROJECT IS ALREADY WORKING IN ITS SHORT 2 YEAR EXISTENCE, THE NEXT PHASE IS FINDING OUT HOW SUCH A YOUNG MIND COULD COME UP WITH SUCH A SELFLESS AND COMPASSIONATE IDEA. GRACE RECALLS A SAD TRANSITION SHE HAD WITH A COUPLE PETS OF HER OWN
"I had this one dog named tater and she was really fluffy and I loved her she would let me lay down on her when I was just a little baby, but when she passed away I was really super sad and then my parents got me buddy and then I was thinking why don't other animals be so lucky to get a home just to be with a family that would love them"
AND WITH A LITTLE BIT OF HELP FROM HER FAMILY, GRACE HAS BEEN ABLE TO DONATE NEARLY 3 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE ORGANIZATION AND ARE ON PAR TO DONATE AT LEAST A THOUSAND MORE BY THE END OF SUMMER!
" really proud of her, but really happy for the animals cause we have shelter dogs at home. I'm not sure if she told you that. She volunteers over there and we see all the dogs and cats waiting for homes and it makes me feel good that we can at least help take care of them a little bit"
AND GRACE'S MOM, SANDY ALSO SAYS THAT 10 YEAR OLD GRACE HAS TURNED INTO SOMEWHAT OF A CELEBRITY AROUND TOWN, SHE'S BEEN NICKNAMED THE "KINDNESS QUEEN."
THERE'S STILL TIME TO GO AND PURCHASE SOME OF "GRACE'S GOODIES." THE BROCKWAY FARMER'S MARKET WRAPS UP FRIDAY.
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