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Brooksville siblings seek 100 blankets for rescue dogs

Brooksville parent Robyn Vanderbok thinks it's a good idea to encourage her children to do charity work in their community. She wants to teach them responsibility and humanity, she explained.

So they talked about it, and her youngest, Brandi, 4, said she would like to save 100 dogs from animal rescues.

Umm, no.

Instead, Vanderbok suggested they collect 100 blankets to donate to animal rescues for dogs' comfort. Brandi and her brothers — Tanner, 5, who attends Brooksville Elementary School, and Jesse, 14, who goes to Parrott Middle School — agreed.

Jesse said he would take the idea to school and ask teachers and students to "donate blankets and any money they can spare. I felt sorry for the dogs."

The family has set up a Facebook page to solicit donations. Anyone interested in donating may go to the search bar and enter "blankets for shelter dogs." To donate directly to the family, call Vanderbok at (352) 346-1197.

So why did Brandi agree to collecting blankets as opposed to finding homes for 100 dogs?

"So they can snuggle, that's why," she said.

Brooksville siblings seek 100 blankets for rescue dogs 10/24/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:22pm]
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