The National Charity League’s Ticktockers – girls in grades 7-12 – recently completed a service project for the nonprofit Animal Assisted Happiness.
Animal Assisted Happiness operates a small farm that provides opportunities for children and adults with health or family challenges to interact with animals. The project – organized by Bridget Gottlieb, Juliette Heye and Joanne Reed – included creating a 3-foot-by-5-foot tile sign for the entrance to the property and painting 11 smaller signs for the individual animal pens.
The Ticktockers gathered in February to stencil the names and pictures of animals onto wooden signs and affix more than 5,000 small tiles on a rectangular board to complete a design that features the Animal Assisted Happiness logo, a purple heart. The group then made the finishing touches – applying grout to the tile sign and glossing and framing the painted signs.