In 2016, 12 year old Molly had an idea of giving back to show her gratitude for her two rescue dogs Riley and Gracie. She set out on a one year mission to raise money and awareness for homeless dogs in the United States. She called the project P.A.W.S. - Precious Animals, Wonderful Shelters. In one year she raised over $28,000, collected $40,000 worth of items from companies, volunteered more than 400 hours, and travelled to Georgia twice working to rescue over 79 dogs from high kill shelters and bring them to New England for adoption.
Molly has inspired so many, and will continue her efforts beyond the one year of the project. With the creation of the P.A.W.S. Project Foundation Molly can further the mission of P.A.W.S. Project by committing to a future of rescuing southern animals in need, and supporting existing rescue and shelter organizations through fundraising, grant writing and corporate and individual sponsorship of homeless dogs in the south.
The PAWS Project Foundation is a 501c3 fund of the
Essex County Community Foundation.