Dear Monk Seal Foundation,
My name is Ingrid. I am 10 years old and live in D.C. I love animals. I had heard about monk seals in books and movies. But one morning I was reading a National Geographic magazine and there was an article on monk seals. I read it and I was surprised at the number of monk seals left. I decided to try and raise some money for a charity for monk seals. I searched the Internet and came up your organization, Monk Seal Foundation. I thought of a lemonade and cookie stand. But then I decided that would not make enough money so I thought of making perler beads to sell. My brother and I made tons of different perler bead creations until finally we had around 30 different creations.
One Friday my friend Cooper came over for a sleepover. After we stopped by a grocery store for the lemonade and cookies for the stand. After that Cooper and I made a poster with a picture of a monk seal on it. The next morning, we held the stand in front of my house. My mom thought we were doing a good thing so she told us that she would match the money we made at the stand.
Well, we made around $50 at the stand. Along with the $50 in matching funds, $50 from my dad and grandmother, and $104 from my own savings, I am sending a check for $204 along with this letter.