Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The American Humane Association has been celebrating Be Kind to Animals Week since 1915. The annual event "commemorate(s) the role animals play in our lives, promote(s) ways to continue to treat them humanely, and encourage(s) others, especially children, to do the same."
As part of the festivities, American Humane recognizes a kid and a teen who has demonstarted extraordinary kindness to animals. Last year, Jill's son Ian won for his work with Ian's Bead Company, which has raised $18,000 for Chicago animal shelters.
Find out how to nominate a kid or teen here. Nominations must be postmarked by April 15, 2009.