Girl Scout Troop No. 1427 spent more than 50 hours working on their Silver Award project to benefit animals. Out of all the organizations they researched, the Corona-based group chose San Diego’s Project Wildlife to receive the $1,200 generated by their project.
The troop traveled several hours on Saturday, July 16 to present the funds to Project Wildlife along with several examples of the “Kitchen Garden”-themed planting kits the girls created and sold for their project. The girls made more than 100 of the planting kits, which contained all the necessary ingredients to create interesting container gardens, and sold them to friends and family and at their schools as well as a craft fair.
Project Wildlife, which is supported solely by individual donations, community foundations and grants, was extremely grateful for the funds which will help provide food, medicine, care and caging for the nearly 10,000 wildlife patients the organization cares for annually.
Project Wildlife is one of the largest non-profit wildlife rehabilitation organizations in the United States performing over 12 percent of all wildlife rehabilitation in the State of California with a release rate eight percent higher than the national average. Annually, Project Wildlife’s dedicated staff and cadre of 500-plus volunteers care for nearly 10,000 animals from more than 320 different species. Project Wildlife is proud of its ability to keep administrative costs under 15 percent, ensuring that 85 percent of their funding goes directly to wildlife care.