By Keely Young, Santa Clarita Contributor
Hi, my name is Keely Young. I am on a journey to becoming the next Miss National American Miss All American JR Teen 2017.
The National American Miss pageant has been rated as the Number 1 pageant system for the past 3 years. This will be my 1st year competing at the National Level. I have placed in the top 15 at state for the past 2 years.
The Pageant is in Anaheim on Nov 20-26. I have used my own money that I have earned through acting jobs and turning in recycling in the past, but I am asking for your help in paying for this pageant. Please visit my GoFundMe at www.gofundme.com/keelynaamjrteen.
By competing for this title, I hope to use it as a stepping stone to expand my community service project; “Hearts 4 the Homeless Pets“. It is a resource guide for local homeless who have pets and how to receive free food & services. My hope is to have it grow and become a non-profit that encompasses all of Los Angeles.
For my Girl Scout Silver Award project I am helping the homeless and their pets, most specifically their dogs in Santa Clarita. This topic is important for me to raise awareness and help them because I am a very strong animal lover who has a strong desire to help the homeless. The homeless will give up their food to feed their dogs, as well as stay on the streets, as many shelters will not allow them to bring their pets with them.
As most pet owners will tell you, their pet is considered a family member. And for many homeless, not only are these animals family, but also serve as an emotional service animal, so they cannot be separated from them.
My hope for my program is to offer veterinary services, grooming services, pet supplies and more. I also am hoping to talk to different shelters to see if we provided crates for the animals, they will allow them to stay with their owners at the shelter.
This is why I need your donation to help these animals get health check-ups, better food for them, and much more so that they can live a healthy, happy life.
While I am starting this as a local resource guide, I am hope to expand this to LA County and have it become a 501(c) 3 non-profit.
Sponsors for both the National American Miss All American JR Teen pageant and for ‘Hearts 4 the Homeless Pets’ are welcomed and appreciated.
For more information, please visit https://hearts4homelesspets.wixsite.com/hearts4homelesspets
Follow my journey on Instagram, instagram.com/keelylyoung/