Past Activities

Here are some the activities we have done in the past!

  • Strut Your Mutt dog walk, benefiting ASPCA in November 2006
  • Pet First Aid Certification- We learned Mouth to Snout CPR and Pet First Aid 
  • Collected Food and Supplies for homeless dogs and cats 
  • Clean Sweep - youth participated in City Clean Sweep, picking up trash along our city streets.
  • City Street Adoption
  • Craft sale of manatee pins
  • Visited assisted living facility with our pets
  • A day at Northwest Animal Hospital - observation of a day in the life of a veterinarian
  • Lion's Club Talk - presentation of Kids Making a Difference to group
  • Emergency First Aid Kit Sale - youth first learned what important items are needed in a first aid kit, then constructed kits and sold them, with proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of the United States
  • Manatee Chain - constructed a paper chain with written message on each link explaining why manatees are important. The chain was over 42 feet long, and was sent to Florida legislators.
  • Garage Sale - we've cleaned our closets for endangered wildlife
  • Dane Fest - we helped the Great Dane Rescue to prepare for their annual day of fun
  • Manatee Mile Fun Run: We put on our running shoes and ran to raise money and awareness of these gentle giants.
  • Greet the Troops at DFW Airport and gave them Bears with messages of support from the community.
  • Raised money to help rebuild the Turtle Conservation Project hit by the Tsunami
  • Collected supplies and donations for various animal shelters and organizations hit by hurricanes.
  • Manatee adoptions for classroom education.
  • Helped build a playground in a day with Build-A-Bear Workshops and KaBoom!
  • HuManatee Quilt: This project has been a true labor of love.  After two years in the making, Its finally done!!!!   The HuManatee quilt is a collection of designed and signed squares from a variety of celebrities.   Dedicated to all who care for our oceans and all that live in it; Proceeds from the auction sale of this quilt benefit HSWRI Stranding Team to aid in their efforts to rescue stranded marine mammals.  

                                                                             

Much gratitude to all who took part in making this labor of love a reality, further proving together we can make a difference.

Signature/designs from: Lynn Hirshfield, Cast of CATS Dallas, Rascal Flatts, Barbara Arens, Martha Stewart, Maxine Clark of Build-A-Bear Workshops, Nikki Blonski, Senator John McCain, Scarlett McAlister, John Travolta, Dolly Parton, CBS 11 News - Dallas/Ft Worth, Bob Barker, Bowling for Soup, Stephanie KMAD President , Alex Trebek, Matthew Broderick, Ella Stiller, Arnold Palmer, Chef Emeril Lagasse, Danica Patrick, Tim Allen, Jeremy Sumpter, Rafael Palmeiro, HWSRI Stranding Team, Robin Williams, Bill Cosby, Emmitt Smith and Kate Bosworth.

Special thanks to Jill of Sew-what-quilts for bringing her creative insight and impeccable craftsmanship to this project.  She has truly made this quilt a masterpiece. 

****Quilt Update: The auction has ended!  We raised over $1,600 for marine mammals.  Congratulations to Stacey who had the winning bid!

 

Did you know? Manatee

* Manatees are also known as sea cows.

* Newborn calves are about 3 feet long and way 60-70 pounds.

* Manatees don't have eyelashes.