For some children, school isn’t always an easy place to be. Many find it hard because beyond the school gate they’re dealing with some tough issues: family violence, neglect, living out of home or social and emotional challenges.
Paws 4 Kids aims to raise $200,000 to introduce 500 young people to dogs like Millie – a dog trained to support young people who have experienced trauma.
We know the program works. We’ve seen it change lives.
When I’m with Millie, it makes every bit of stress that I’m latching on to lets go. It just goes. Working with Millie brings my day to a different level of happiness. I’ve never been that happy in my life than when I see that dog.
$400 is all it takes to connect a young person with education through canine-assisted learning and, donations made on or before Wednesday 6 March will be multiplied by 4. Just a $100 donation will transform a young person’s life.
You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but you can teach children new ways to learn.