I love hearing about young volunteers! So when I read about this young girl, I just had to share with my followers.
Mikala is a junior volunteer with the French Bulldog Rescue Network. She welcomes each new Frenchie into rescue with handmade, decorative collars. They are adorable! She’s a beautiful girl doing a beautiful thing for dogs without permanent homes. GREAT JOB, MIKALA! You’re a role model! Keep up the fantastic work! Here’s what the FBRN had to say on their website about her:
As we know, when you look good, you feel good, and since earlier this summer, thanks to a generous and creative Junior Volunteer, each of our new fosters gets a little boost shortly after they arrive.
Ten-year-old Mikala takes the time to sew a pretty floral collar attachment for each girl Frenchie, and makes each boy a Dapper Dan by sending along a bow tie. She chooses the fabric, gems, feathers and notions for each collar. She learned to sew while making the collars for our fosters.
Mikala thought of making these fashion collars while visiting her aunt, who also volunteers for FBRN.
Mikala has a keen interest in fashion, and she designs all the collar accessories herself. She gets a little help with the packaging and mailing, but she makes sure each package contains a note from her welcoming each new Frenchie to FBRN.
You can see photos of Lemon in his bow tie, and Dorothy and Tootsie Lou showing off their beautiful flowers.
If you have a child who might be interested in becoming a Junior Volunteer, please get in touch with our Junior Volunteer coordinator.
We all think Mikala is very talented, and we are so happy she spends some of her time making foster Frenchies look good! It’s great to see the next generation of volunteers get involved and learn how much fun it can be to help others. Many of our foster and available dogs have photos of the fosters wearing Mikala’s handiwork, and you can see the collars on their pages.
Thank you, Mikala! And thank you to all our donors, friends, and sponsors for doing what you can to help our Frenchies.