A Big Thanks to Odyssey Charter School

The Wildlife Waystation would like to give a Big Thanks to Odyssey Charter School in Altadena, California for raising over $700 for our animals at their Charity Marketplace” fundraiser earlier this spring. This is the second year in a row they have chosen us as their recipient and we could not thank them enough! Special thanks go to Ms. Denise Martinez and her kindergarten class of 25 students.  They made over 700 popsicles to sell at their event!!

We appreciate all your hard work and ongoing dedication to our animals!  You are all truly inspiring and are making a difference for the animals here at the Waystation!

If you or your school is interested in donating to the Wildlife Waystation or if you are interested in making enrichment items for our primates or big cats, please explore our wish list at /wws-wish-list.

Learn more about the Odyssey Charter School Annual Charity Marketplace:

As an Odyssey Charter School trademark tradition, Charity Marketplace has become one element of teaching students social responsibility under our ‘classroom without walls’ philosophy. The event was started in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, when students decided to find a way to assist local charities. Since then, students are given the opportunity to create their own businesses or work for another student-run business, by selling handcrafted items, baked goods, or by providing entertainment during the school-wide Charity Marketplace. Throughout this process, students learn about inventory records, supplying orders, and budgets. Using a given budget, each business must operate under its limits and must repay any debt during the project. After repaying all debts, the outstanding profits are then donated to their charity of choice.  For additional information about this program or Odyssey Charter School, visit

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