UNLEASH YOUR LOVE

Verified Non-Profit

Verified Non-Profit

The Description

With your donation, I will purchase a puppy to raise and train as a therapy dog at my school.  

Dogs are a bottomless pit of love. They forgive and forget so easily. They show us an unconditional love that surpasses what we can offer each other. Our Kaiser students need this example of support and love that a therapy dog is trained to give to all. No judgment is present. No matter your color, social standing, intelligence, or mood, the therapy dog shows love and acceptance.

This will be a journey that I want to embark on to make Kaiser a model school for what can be one of the most positive experience in an elementary school in Klein.

 

Back Up Plan

If we do not reach our goal I will find a way to cover the additional expense.

Fundraiser Updates (3)

Banks Unleashed

September 15, 2018

Thank you again for your generous donations.  

Since the fundraiser ended, Banks has put in a lot of hours socializing and working hard in his training.  The monies raised went into an activity account for the school.  There has been a lot of red tape, but I believe we have gotten the approval we need to start training with a trainer.  The first check will be written for $300 to the trainer.  This will include 5 sessions at different locations around town.  She will do a few sessions at school!

He is now coming to school with me 3 days a week.  I am going into 4 classrooms to work with at risk students.  Students that I had not been able to reach and students I found it difficult to develop a relationship with, are now talking and taking ownership in the training of Banks.  The students light up when they are working with Banks.  I also have so much support from my administration and Jackie and Leslie, who teach PE with me.  

Please follow @banksunleashed on Instagram and Twitter.

Thanks for all the support!

 

Amy Gage

Banks is enjoying life!

July 14, 2018

We are in full swing training of Banks.  He is super smart and his temperament continues to prove to be perfect for a therapy dog at Kaiser.  At 15 weeks, he knows sit, down, high five, wait, and leave it. 

Please follow Banksunleashed on instagram and I also post updates on my FB.  I ruined my Twitter account for Banks because I entered his actual birthday and he isn't old enough.  I have contacted support and I can't seem to get it fixed.  If anyone has any tips on how to get this fixed, I would love to know.

Thank you again for supporting Banks in becoming a therapy dog at Kaiser

Amy

 

 

 

 

 

Unleash Your Love Update

June 3, 2018

I want to thank everyone who has contributed, shared, commented, and is excited about having a therapy dog at Kaiser for the faculty, staff, and students.  

After a lot of research, talking to trainers, talking to breeders, and asking advice from my family and friends, we have decided on a puppy to start training to be a certified therapy dog.

I am attaching a picture of Banks.  He is named after the amazing Ernie Banks, from the Chicago Cubs.  We want Banks to bring the positive energy to school that Ernie Banks brought to people he came in contact with.

Please consider giving, sharing, and commenting!

Amy Gage

Comments (2)

Jackie Herrmann June 5, 2018

I am super excited to have Banks at Kaiser next year! He will be such an amazing addition to our school!

Eunice May 27, 2018

Amy,
I've always admired your "go-getter" quality of seeking out individual challenges. Even more so I have benefited from watching you love your family and develop such deep relationships with your girls. This project combines both of those strengths! It is heartwarming to see your share your gifts and talents with your students. I'm excited for you! I'm excited for them! Here's to making a huge success!
In Him, Eunice

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About the Creator

I teach Physical Education at Kaiser Elementary in Houston, TX. It is a Title 1 school with 92% of the students receiving free and reduced lunch. I am fortunate to teach every student in the school! A therapy dog would be used in the PE class to teach lessons in self-esteem, responsibility, unconditional love, and basic animal care.

Investments (16)

$50

Kim Anderson

3 months ago

$100

Anonymous

4 months ago

$100

Jacqueline Herrmann

4 months ago

$100

Dana Snider

4 months ago

$50

Jo Lea Froehlich

4 months ago

$40

Arlene Griffith

4 months ago

$20

Eve Messina

4 months ago

$25

Anonymous

4 months ago

$100

Ted Ernzen

4 months ago

$50

Julie Silhan

4 months ago

$100

Leslie Larson

4 months ago

$100

Eunice Jenkins

4 months ago

$200

Jane Linden

4 months ago

$50

Anonymous

4 months ago

$25

Trish Duke

4 months ago

$25

Breann Puddy

4 months ago