At Earth Rangers we always have one thing on our minds – animals! That’s why we were so excited when we discovered Earth Ranger Mady’s blog. The Creature Helper is all about animals and ways you can help protect them to make sure they stick around for a very long time. Mady is really passionate about animals and she is dedicated to raising awareness for the animals of the world!
Mady first became an Earth Ranger because she really liked playing the games on the website. Soon after joining she decided she wanted to try fundraising for an animal or two. Her first campaign was for the spotted turtle. “I really like turtles and since I didn’t know much about them, this was a good way to learn more.”
Mady’s passion for learning about animals led her to a second campaign for the American badger. Before the campaign she had no idea what an American badger was or that it is endangered. She set her goal to $1,000 and learned a whole lot about this burrowing species.
She asked her family and friends to donate to her campaign in place of birthday and Christmas gifts, made fridge magnets and sold them in her school and held a yard sale. Then, in a true act of generousity, Mady chose to sell her iPod in order to reach her goal. “I received an iPad mini as a present in June this year. Since I had bought my iPod with my own money, my parents said it was up to me if I wanted to sell it. At the time, I was about $100 short of my goal. I knew selling my iPod would put me over the top, and I didn’t need both devices, so I sold it and reached my goal.”
Another way Mady is helping to raise awareness for animals is through her blog, The Creature Helper. “I try to feature animals that are endangered or unnoticed, like manatees. I look online for information and I always learn a lot about a variety of animals through my research.”
When she’s not researching and writing her blog Mady loves photography. She even sold some of her pictures at the yard sale she held as a fundraiser for the American badger. She also enjoys drawing and playing the piano.