For the second year in a row, Ashley Mobilia, 11, organized a successful supply drive at Binks Forest Elementary School for Big Dog Ranch Rescue.
Mobilia made handouts for students to bring home, and announced the drive on the morning news, which she directs. Binks Forest families donated hundreds of items, including dog food, treats, toys, leashes, towels and other supplies, valued at more than $1,000.
The drive ended on Mobilia’s birthday, which she spent collecting, organizing and delivering the items, and then volunteering at the facility. Mobilia had also requested donations for the ranch for Christmas and her birthday in lieu of gifts.
Mobilia spends a few hours each week at the ranch, where she walks, feeds, bathes and plays with the dogs. She hopes to pursue a career caring for and supporting animals. Meanwhile, volunteering at the ranch will continue to be a big part of her life.
ABOVE: Ashley Mobilia with supplies gathered for the supply drive.