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"Through fundraising experiences young people can learn new skills, gain confidence, see that their efforts can make a difference in their community and be proud of what they have done... all the while learning that volunteering to help others is fun!" Joan Richardson, Shelter Manager, Saint John Animal Rescue League/SPCA

In 1971 Patricia Lee Gauch introduced young readers to the brilliance of a cardboard box in her book Christina Katerina and The Box. Christiana was 8 years old and incredibly bored until her

A discussion with girlpreneurs Hannah & Grace Totten about their first Cardboard For Kitty fundraiser.

parent’s new refrigerator's showed up. That giant cardboard box became a castle, a clubhouse, a racing car and so much more for the young maker.

Written by Brilliant Labs Event photography by Jack Butler

The brilliance of cardboard boxes is that imaginative builders can create almost anything out of them and this past February Lancaster Mall, Saint John West, welcomed sixteen teams to beat the clock in the first annual Cardboard For Kitty fundraiser where teams created cardboard cat houses in support of the Saint John SPCA. -54-

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