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Naperville Teens Help Animals In Need

Several junior high and high school students met at Nichols Library to do some crafty charity.

“Today we have a group of teens that are making blankets and toys for shelter animals, the blankets that they make today are for kittens, or small dogs, and they’re also going to be making toys. And all of these will be donated to the A.D.O.P.T. animal shelter, said Kiersten Doucette, Teen Services Librarian at Nichols Library.

Armed with scissors and felt, the teens got to work – cutting, tying and braiding the fabric to create the blankets and toys, all in the hopes of making a difference in the lives of shelter animals.

“I wanted to come here because I visit the animal shelter a lot and I feel bad for all the dogs and cats that are there, so I feel like this will make them feel better,” said Lauren B., a sixth grade participant.

“It’s really fun, I like being with my friends and my family and making things and knowing it’s going for a good cause, to the animals, and I know they’re going to be happy,” said Hallie B., a seventh grade participant.

Participants also earned volunteer hours for making the crafts.

Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.


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