Three Cheers For Chelsie

 |  Jun 10th 2009  |   5 Contributions


There's nothing better than a heartwarming story involving kids and dogs, this one definitely fits the bill.

A 13-year-old girl in Jacksonville, FL. has spent the last seven years collecting 1,000 lbs. of dog food for Animal Care and Control.

Since the age of six Chelsie Williams has asked friends and family to skip the presents for her last 7 birthdays and give her donations of dog and cat food instead. Chelsie has managed to collect 1000 pounds of food for Animal Care and Control and was planning on donating it on her 13th birthday.

Long-time grocer Winn-Dixie found out about Chelsie's success and the company has offered to match her donation and then some: 1000 pounds of dog food + 1000 pounds of cat food.

ACC and Chelsie will accept the corporate donation at the Winn-Dixie on Beach Blvd and Parental Home Road. After the donation has been given by Winn-Dixie, Chelsie will get her well-deserved birthday party at the ACC. ACC has a small gift for her and plans on letting her feed and work with some of the adoptable pets. Winn-Dixie has been a great community leader for many years here.

Three cheers for Chelsie, what a wonderful teen. We give her four paws up, way up.

* Casey showing off his food bowl.

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