Appleton Campus Class Helps with Animal Shelter Fundraiser


Student Sarah Gitz putting ribbons together for the Neenah Animal Shelter fundraiser.

The spring 2016 global citizenship class assisted in creating items to be sold at an upcoming fundraiser for the Neenah Animal Shelter. These items included animal rights/support ribbon pins, camouflage dog toys, and animal-themed magnets. The Neenah Animal Shelter is a community partner for the GU-Appleton Campus.

“This was a fun opportunity for the students to show their creative side, while giving back to the community,” instructor Amanda Loewen said.

A garage sale fundraiser for the shelter will be held on Saturday, June 18. GU-AP Day Administrative Assistant, Jenni Eisch, is leading the cause.

“It’s overwhelming to see the support and donations from others wanting to help the shelter,” Jenni said.  She’s been a volunteer with the shelter since 2013.

The rummage sale is part of the Doty Island Neighborhood Rummage Sale, all items sold in Jenni’s sale have been donated, and all sales benefit the Neenah Animal Shelter.


Global Citizenship Instructor Amanda Loewen and student Susan Griffin putting together a dog toy for the Neenah Animal Shelter fundraiser.

If people are interested in donating goods to sell before June 4 (or interested in attending the sale), they can email Jenni:

Founded in 1962, the Neenah Animal Shelter exists to humanely care for lost, surrendered, neglected, impounded and abandoned pets until loving, forever homes are found for them. Their goal is to improve the quality and strength of the bond between people and their pets through education and example.

Other fundraising events coming up include a Lock-In fundraiser on June 25 to raise money for new kennels, the Furry Flurry walk on August 20, and Drool in the Pool on August 25.