On Tuesday, Dec.  2 at 9 a.m. at the Helen Woodward Animal Center’s education building, 55 second graders from Solana Santa Fe Elementary School will team with the center for a very special Giving Tuesday. The annual day of giving, created as a juxtaposition to consumer-based “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” will employ good old-fashioned elbow grease to ensure that elderly AniMeals clients and their pets will have a wonderful holiday season. The Tuesday-Givers plan to create personalized cards for the home-bound seniors and pack special holiday-themed meals for their pets with toys and treats included. The schoolchildren will also aid Helen Woodward Animal Center by prepping craft projects for the upcoming Frosty Farms Event on this national Opening Day for the End-of-the-Year Giving Season.

“We are always surprised by the wide variety of supporters we meet throughout the year,” said Helen Woodward Animal Center Vice President of Development Renee Resko.“In particular, it is touching to meet children who share our belief in making the world a better place for people and animals.  We are so grateful for their support and look forward to working with them on Giving Tuesday.”

For information on how you can help Helen Woodward Animal Center call 858-756-4117 x 305 or click on www.animalcenter.org/volunteer!  Those who would like to help support seniors and their pets can go to www.animalcenter.org/donate and make a gift by specifying “AniMeals” in the comment area.