As a six-year old girl and member of the Oakland Zoo, Castro Valley resident Andy Soulard heard about the financial challenges that the Oakland Zoo was facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and set out to do something about it.  Andy's mom started a Facebook campaign and Andy started with a $5 donation from the Tooth Fairy.  Then she started selling bracelets for every donation over $25.  Andy generated so many donations that she had to solicit help from friends to make all the bracelets.  To date, Andy has raised over $225,000 for the Oakland Zoo. 
In recognition of Andy's outstanding Service Above Self at such a young age, TRF Chair Dwight Perry presented Andy with a Paul Harris Fellow on behalf of the Rotary Club of Castro Valley.  Learn more about the Paul Harris Fellow here and read the first issue of the new Paul Harris Newsletter here
Click here to hear from Andy and watch the presentation.