Massapequa, NY, May 30, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The 14-year-old actor Sean Martin is at it again with his philanthropic efforts. In 2010, he gathered donations for Briarwood Family Residence in Jamaica, NY. His mission in 2011 was to organize a drive for The Little Shelter, an animal shelter in Huntington, NY. Now his goal is to aid animal shelters grows worldwide with his organization, "Kids Adopt a Shelter" or K.A.S.
“Kids Adopt a Shelter” is organizing a Pet Fashion Show to fundraise and collect donations for animal shelters and get their animals adopted. It is on Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Massapequa Petco in Massapequa, NY with a rain date of Sunday, July 20.
The Pet Fashion Show will have multiple family-friendly events and activities. The fashion show is allowing rescue and shelters to walk their adoptable animals in the “Adopt a Pet Fashion Walk” at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Participating shelters and rescues include: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter, Fur Babies Rescue, Friends of Freddie Pet Rescue, Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center, Pet Adoption World Foundation with Second Chance and Forgotten Friends of Long Island Pet Adoption World Foundation with Second Chance. The public can register to walk their favorite pet down the runway in the “I Love My Pet Fashion Walk” for a $10 donation at 4pm. Registration for the public walk must be done in advance. Participants can show off their pet in an outfit and have professional photographs taken.
The event will also include vendors like Dave and Buster's, a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. For families there will be face painting, DD the clown, children’s activities, Blue’s Clues, food, music and more. Kingdom of Avalon will be at the event with sword fighting for children. There will also be an awards ceremony with awards given by Michael Venditto for NY State Senate and Kids Adopt a Shelter founder Sean Martin. The first 200 donors at the event will receive a free gift bag full of prizes. This event is free to attend but monetary and pet item donations are suggested.
Last year’s Pet Adoption Fashion Show resulted in 15 animal adoptions. Some dogs that were in shelters for several years were adopted because of the event. Approximately $1,000 worth of donations was collected.
Sean decided he wanted to help other animal shelters after collecting and dropping off donations at The Little Shelter on Dec. 23, 2011. He created a Facebook page called, "Kids Adopt a Shelter," never expecting to gain over 1,000 “likes” in 24 hours. “Kids Adopt a Shelter” presently has over 10,000 Facebook “likes” and representatives for New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, 24 states and over 70 shelters. Past Kids Adopt a Shelter efforts include other seasonal and emergency donation drives.
“Kids Adopt a Shelter’s” mission is “To make sure every shelter, rescue and foster can keep animals comfortable while waiting to be adopted, with the help of fellow kids.” Martin wants to get veterinarian offices, and other animal-related businesses and organizations involved. Petco of Massapequa, NY allows the K.A.S. team to promote the organization and collect donations at their store. A company called Business Fashion Societé supported “Kids Adopt a Shelter” at one of their events. K.A.S. has also worked with other organizations such as PAW TV and New York Animal Rights Alliance America. Martin’s ultimate goal is to have every animal shelter, rescue, sanctuary, etc. in the world represented by a “kid.”
About Sean Martin and “Kids Adopt a Shelter”
Sean Martin is a 14-year-old actor who had roles in the film, “Sin Dolor,” as well as music videos and documentaries. Martin is also a Regional Winner of the 2012 Kohl's Cares Scholarship and a Local Winner of the 2013 Kohl's Cares Scholarship. He loves animals and founded the nonprofit organization, “Kids Adopt a Shelter,” to help animal shelters in December, 2011. “Kids Adopt a Shelter” is a 501(c)3 organization.
For more information, visit the “Kids Adopt a Shelter” website: http://www.kidsadoptashelter.org/
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/KidsAdoptaShelter
Pet Fashion Show event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/224923634374892/
Sean Martin’s website: http://seanmartinofficial.com/
Sean Martin’s Facebook page is at: http://www.facebook.com/seanmartinposner