FUEL Therapy Dog - The Caring Canine Project

Update: 
Thank you so much for all of the wonderful donations! We are well on are way to our goal and to providing our students and staff with this incredible opportunity for the coming years.  Please check out the picture of our potential puppy - and imagine all of the good he can do! 

Please note we have adjusted the amount we are aiming towards due to other fundraising efforts for the remaining $2000. 

Thank you! - The FUEL Family 

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Our awesome school, Ferndale Upper Elementary (FUEL - grades 3-5 and 1-3 grade Montessori), is looking for donors to help us raise money for a therapy dog for our building beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.   FUEL is a Title I eligible school in Ferndale, Michigan and services nearly 470 students and 50 staff members. 

Our district has made the commitment to support students not just in their academic goals, but in their social-emotional needs as well. We have a Social Emotional Learning curriculum that students engage in daily during morning meeting, a K-5 mental health specialist, meditation and breathing lessons, and a number of other wellness initiatives.  The mindfulness therapy dog program is the next step in our wellness journey. 

Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the full program and it is a one-time only cost! The dog would then be part of our school family for years to come and would be available to students in crisis, in small learning groups, and for overall mental health support for students and staff. We have been piloting this program with training dogs and it has been incredible for our kids - we are ready to move to the next step and "adopt" a dog for our school. 

The $10,000 cost includes the dog, training for staff, dog placement and training for the host family, veterinarian fees, feeding and puppy supplies, kennel and travel care, and a presentation for our community. 

To learn more about the program and our needs, please take a look at our The Caring Canine Project donation letter.  You can also visit the mindfulness therapy dog website for additional information: http://kawahfarms.com

To learn more about Ferndale Schools and FUEL, please go to: www.ferndaleschools.org

We are so very grateful for your consideration of our fundraiser.

Donations

  • LIV Ferndale LIV Ferndale 
    • $500 
    • 5 mos
  • Brooke Davis 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Wyanna Davis 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Meghan Lintner 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Ann MacDonald  
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
See all

Fundraising team: Team FUEL (3)

Katharine Jeffrey 
Organizer
Raised $700 from 16 donations
Ferndale, MI
Jodi Kara 
Team member
Raised $921 from 12 donations
Christine Martin 
Team member
Raised $225 from 3 donations
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