Evan is a truly remarkable kid. His love of cats started well before the age of 7, but it was at that age that his mission truly took form. Little Evan adopted his very first kitty, Macha, from City Kitties rescue in Philadelphia (he has two more now!), he wanted to find a way to continue to help the cats they were rescuing, so he came up with a plan. He collected his allowance for weeks on end, only to donate it to the cause of rescuing kitties and helping them cope. His first donation totaled at $46.75. Not bad for a first grader.
Dear City Kitties,
My name is Evan. I am 7 years old. And guess what? ... I LOVE cats! They are my favorite animals and I got my cat at City Kitties as well! THANK YOU for letting me get my new cat! Thank you, City Kitties.
P.S. I get an allowance every week and I chose to make a donation to you. I love that you help cats find homes. I saved this money to help you help cats.
Evan wrote this one, two years later, when he turned 9.
"And a happy new year / Let's hope it's a good one, without any fear." -Happy Xmas, John Lennon
Dear City Kitties,
I hope you have had a great year! I have given my annual holiday donation with this letter. I am inclosing... $97.00! I saved up a lot of money this year! How is Clark Kent? I hope he is getting better! I am so happy that people like you are around to save abandoned kitties from danger! I want to help you do that and I hope other people will help, too!
P.S. Our city kitties are doing great - (despite Macha playing roughly with Calvin and Elsa.)
And his most recent letter, as a 10 year old:
"Let there be peace on earth"
December 15, 2012
Hello all City Kitties Staff –
I hope that you guys have had a great year 2012! As I do every year, I am making my holiday donation. This year it will be $110.00 ($CX). It is my first year donating a three-digit dollar amount. (When I was one-digit years old, I donated a two-digit dollar amount. Not that I'm 2 digit years old, I donated a three-digit dollar amount.) I will keep donating to help save abandoned kitties from danger.
P.S. Do you like my cursive?
P.P.S. Our City Kitties are doing well. Thankfully, they are not terrorizing the house anymore.