When Children Inspire Us

Brendan Meerdink is unique young man who at 5 years old has planned out this campaign to raise money for his two favorite things: Soliders and Dogs.
Brendan Meerdink is unique young man who at 5 years old has planned out this campaign to raise money for his two favorite things: Soliders and Dogs.

It always amazes me to see young kids recognize the need to do good in the world, and then take action. Such is the case for five-year old, Brendan Meerdink. After seeing an ad on the TV for CustomInk’s Booster campaign, an online fundraising site which raises money through the sale of t-shirts, Brendan got to thinking, he should start a fundraiser for something he cares about. His mother, whom Brendan had almost recently lost due to health complications, saw an opportunity to teach Brendan about the true meaning of selfless and caring.

Brendan began naming things that he cared about and would like to raise money for. Brendan has a sensory processing disorder, but that hasn’t stopped him from being an intelligent and caring young man. He is able to focus his attentions on his love for animals, and currently lives with his two best friends, a Norweigan Elkhound and Yorkie. He loves the military and he is a complete animal-lover, so many of his choices centered around either military organizations, or animal organization. Then his mother remembered seeing Dogs on Deployment on Facebook and showed Brendan our organization’s website. Brendan, excited that our group brought together his love for the military and his love for animals, began screaming and jumping up and down with joy.

Brendan begun his fundraiser after his kindergarten spring break and now has 4-days to go. He’s trying to sell 50 military-dog inspired, green t-shirts to help raise money for Dogs on Deployment. We hope our fans will not only love his design, but show a great deal of respect for a kid that understands generosity and love. So help make his dream come true, and check out his Booster campaign here!

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