Submitted by Austin Mirmina.
Higganum resident Delia, 8, has been selling homemade bracelets and necklaces to raise money for the Haddam Animal Rescue.
Delia, who attends OLM Prep, said she came up with the idea for a fundraiser, called Cause for the Paws, after noticing her school’s fundraisers tended to focus more on people than animals.
“At school, we are doing a lot of fundraisers for people that are poor and don’t have as much money,” Delia said. “So I feel like making an animal [project] would be a lot different.”
With help from her mom and friend Charlotte, Delia began making jewelry and selling it at school on a classroom cart. Bracelets, which cost $1, and necklaces, which cost $2, are made from different kinds of beads, string, ribbon, pearls, and other craft supplies. She has raised more than $40 so far, and said she hopes the money will go toward food, medicine, and general maintenance of the animal rescue facility.
Delia is currently working on Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day-themed pieces. If you are interested in supporting Cause for the Paws and buying a piece of handmade jewelry, please send a Facebook message to Delia’s mother, Zina Crescenzi, or email her at ZCrescenzi@yahoo.com. You can also donate directly to Haddam Animal Rescue by sending a check payable to:
Haddam Animal Rescue
c/o Sue Kautz
3 Beckwith Lane,
Haddam, CT 06438
Photos by Zina Crescenzi