Spending some time in the cat's "Freedom Village" where all the cats are a year old, fixed, vaccinated and ready to go to a loving home!
An overwhelming amount of goods!
A photo of the news paper article which is quoted below.
I love animals and I love this cause. I worked with learners at Mondeor Community School to educate the children about animals. To understand that animals have feelings too, I asked the children to bring whatever kind of donations they could. The response was overwhelming and what I thought would be a small collection turned out to be rather large! There was an article about it in several new papers, twice! The Comaro Chronicle wrote:
“You may as well call her a young woman on a mission. Miss Earth South Africa contestant, Jessica Janse van Rensburg, recently inspired learners at Mondeor Community School to donate food to animals at the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) in Johannesburg, Regents Park.
The 20-year-old from Aspen Hills Nature Estate has been on a mission to promote unity and harmony in Johannesburg South communities. By the end of her campaign she will have completed a food garden or waste project with a primary school and planted 10 indigenous trees. She will also be taking part in the annual Miss Earth South Africa clean-ups. However, she plans to continue volunteering her time to doing good for others, especially for animals. Jessica, also owner of a number of pets, explained that this is something she will always do because of her love for animals.
“I have always had a passion for animals and I would love to see more people taking the initiative and spending time with animals at facilities like the AACL. I would be happy if I can be the person who helped educate people about the importance of giving because education is important to me; I want to be a teacher.” said Jessica, who is now a third year BA Fine Arts student at Wits.”
The Southern Courier wrote:
“In an effort to entrench the value of giving in Grade 0 learners of Mondeor Community School, a fundraiser was hosted with the help of Miss Earth semi-finalist Jessica Janse van Rensburg. As part of their current theme “Pets”, the learners and Jessica collected pet food, blankets and toys for the Animal Anti Cruelty League. The learners managed to collect two cat litter trays, 40 cans of pet food, two blankets, 11 packets of dry pet food, one feeding bowl, assorted cat toys, cat nip and 12 sachets of pet food.
Jessica said: “The wonderful staff and families of Mondeor Community School helped me collect an overwhelming amount of food, toys and other goods for the Animal Anti-Cruelty League, Johannesburg. It was really wonderful to use this as a learning experience for the children. A huge thanks to everyone at this wonderful little school, especially principal Janine Yoslow Hall.”
“On Tuesday, I collected the goods and paid a visit to the league ,where I was welcomed with open arms. I will still be collecting goods for this cause because, despite this large donation, the animals always need food, blankets and toys,” said Jessica.
Heather Cowie of the Animal Anti Cruelty League said: “Jessica arrived with her mother Janet this morning and we could not believe the size of the donation that spilled out of their car’s boot. Their friends and family had also kindly added contributions, which resulted in our receiving all types of super pet goodies. Big thanks to Jessica, the Mondeor Community School and everyone else concerned, for this wonderful donation. Your support is very much appreciated.”
Thanks to Caxton for the wonderful articles as well as to everyone who donated something to this wonderful organisation that does such amazing work! I am truly blessed to have this kind of support.
It is important to note that without animals, we would not be here. They are a vital part of our life on Earth and we should never forget that or take our animals for granted!
Green hugs! xx