Columbia Association School Kids Help to Save Lives with Dimes

The children attending the Columbia Association elementary schools are helping to save the lives of homeless pets with dimes.  Each year the children at area schools choose a charity and work to further the charity’s cause.  This year the charity chosen is Baltimore Humane Society, a private, non-profit no-kill animal shelter in Reisterstown, Maryland.

The children each donated a dime and the collection is big enough for the kids to sponsor (or temporarily adopt) a dog and a rabbit at Baltimore Humane Society for a month.  Through their donation, they will be helping to pay for the care and feeding of both the adoptable animals for an entire month.

The elementary kids will also learn the value of hands-on volunteering when they come and roll up their sleeves on Monday, April 21 to help the no-kill shelter.  They will be clearing sticks, debris, and gardening on the 365 acre campus.  Following their service work they’ll get a tour of the shelter and see the animals they are helping.

Baltimore Humane Society Executive Director, Jen Swanson, says, “We are always so happy and excited when school groups get involved with us.  They learn the value of volunteerism and the importance of humane treatment of our animals.   Plus they help us! We can’t keep our doors open without the support of the community and our volunteers.  It’s a double bonus!”

The press is invited to join us the morning of Monday, April 21st at 11a.m. when the Columbia Association children will be here.

About The Baltimore Humane Society:

The Baltimore Humane Society, founded in 1927 by Mrs. Elsie Seeger Barton, is an independent, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, which offers low-cost veterinary care to the public, and a pet cemetery with grief support services. We receive no operational funding from the local or federal governments, or any national animal welfare organizations. For more information about BHS, and how you can contribute, volunteer, adopt, or foster, please visit

Baltimore Humane Society… Your best friend is waiting.