Grow in Wonder, Connect in Love, Engage in Service, Inspire Generosity
"Sophia's Story - a Purrr-fect Solution"
By Joanne Dingus
Your socks can help shelter cats!
Sophia Wasilausky is fourteen years old, in the Girl Scouts and attends programs at the Universalist Unitarian Fellowship of the Peninsula. She comes to Sunday school classes, sings in the choir and has helped as a lay leader during services.
"I love animals and I wanted to help cats because I have two of my own. I wanted to do a project where I made something. I liked the idea of using old socks that would just get thrown away if they weren’t donated to the animal shelter.
So far I have made over 300 socks! My goal is 500 or more if I have the supplies. I have also visited the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter to deliver the toys and learn more about their cat programs.
I am making a difference because Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is a government owned shelter so they don’t get a lot of funds. They depend a lot on donations from the public. Also, the toys make the cats really happy and excited! A happier cat is more likely to get adopted because they aren’t depressed and shy when people come to look for a pet to adopt. It’s a small way to help but it feels good to be making a difference.”
The mission of UUFP is "Grow in Wonder, Connect in Love, Engage in Service and Inspire Generosity."
Sophia Wasilausky is an everyday UU, connecting to our principles by taking action to care for others!