Hoboken, New Jersey (November 18, 2021) – Local youth and humane hero, Cameron Daly, is featured in the November/December 2021 edition of Kind News™ magazine. Kind News is a children’s magazine published by RedRover, a national animal welfare nonprofit.
Not long before the pandemic hit, ten-year-old Cameron and his family went to the San Diego Zoo. In addition to feeding giraffes and visiting with penguins (his favorite animal), Cameron spoke to the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, a group that helps endangered animals. He was so touched by their work that he went home thinking of ways he could help.
As a budding young artist and sports enthusiast, Cameron found himself often doodling sports logos. He thought he could turn that passion into something that all could enjoy, while helping animals and people at the same time!
He put his artistic abilities to work and started designing logos for local businesses – charging only $4 – with the intention to donate all proceeds to charity. When his mother started promoting his work through social media, the requests began to pour in. Cameron created 335 logos for a variety of businesses, restaurants, and dog groups – and he even received a request from as far away as Canada!
In total, he raised $1,750 through his artwork and donated the funds to three charities: San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, The Hoboken Shelter (for the local unhoused population), and the Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation.
Helping others is a passion of Cameron’s. Periodically, the 6th grader has volunteered at the Hoboken Shelter, helping to serve food to the city’s unhoused population.
“Cameron is such an inspiration,” said RedRover President and CEO Nicole Forsyth. “It’s so heartwarming to see someone his age take initiative to help both animals and people in need. We hope his passion to help others continues and encourages other kids to use their talents for good!”
“For any other kids who want to help animals, I would say it feels really good because even small things that you do can at least help one animal,” said Cameron.
Cameron said his passions will either lead him into a career helping animals or as a sports journalist. His work can be found at @hobokencamdaman on Instagram.
Kind News uses articles and short features to highlight issues affecting animals, promotes empathy for others, and provides tips for understanding animal behavior, caring for pets, and taking steps to help animals in kids’ communities. Each issue features a young Humane Hero, game or activity, MUTTS™ comic strip, Critter Clues, and much more.
Do you know a child who goes above and beyond to show kindness towards animals? Submit a kindness story for a chance to be featured on RedRover’s social media and potentially chosen as a Humane Hero: kindnews.org/shareyourstory.
To learn more about Kind News and view Cameron’s feature, visit: KindNews.org.
About Kind News:
Kind News magazine™ is an eight-page, full-color RedRover publication that helps children understand animals and think about why treating animals and people with kindness matters. The publication is available in two reading versions: Kind News, Jr. for grades K-2 and Kind News for grades 3-6, and is distributed five times throughout the school year. The magazine is available in print or as an interactive, digital edition. To learn more visit: KindNews.org.
Since 1987, RedRover has focused on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the human-animal bond through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. To learn how RedRover is building a more compassionate world, visit RedRover.org.