PlaqueMaker helps a senior Girl Scout earn her Gold Award, helping shelter dogs and volunteers in the process.
Erin Mellarkey is currently a senior in her twelfth and final year of Girl Scouts. She wanted to earn her Gold Award, the highest honor for any Girl Scout.
“Over the summer, I developed a project idea with the volunteers at Luna’s House,” Erin tells us. “Luna’s House is a non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of animals and their people. Their goal is to promote widespread humane education and respect for animals.” Erin’s love for animals coupled with her passion for the Girl Scouts makes this project a great fit. With safety for both volunteers and the dogs as her focus, Erin sets out to construct an access bridge over an eroded area in the organization’s backyard dog run. “With the help of my family, as well as donations from friends, I built a small bridge to make walking the dogs a safer task.”
Part of Erin’s Gold Award project requires that she spread the word about it to the public. Erin says, “I wanted to leave my name on the bridge to let future volunteers know how and why it got there.” (We bet the dogs would like to know who the generous human is, too!).
After Erin’s Dad reaches out to PlaqueMaker customer service, we quickly agree to help with her project. Erin created a metal plaque to install on the bridge. It that includes her name, project information and the date. “It was pretty simple to design it myself using your online tools.” She also appreciates PlaqueMaker’s popular quick turnaround. “Actually, you had the plaque in our hands before we were able to install it. I love the plaque!”
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“Having a personalized plaque mounted on the bridge makes it even more special to me, knowing that I was able to leave my mark on such a great organization,” Erin says. “I’m thankful that PlaqueMaker was part of that.”
We’re so happy to help, Erin – Congratulations on a job well done!