I found A&F via a Facebook event posted & attended their second orientation. I immediately started volunteering a couple days per week, which quickly led to almost every evening heading over to help feed, give meds, clean, & organize the barn. Having a daughter grow up playing softball & a husband who coordinated tournaments, I knew firsthand that selling merchandise could not only help advertise Always & Furever, but also bring in extra funds. I started with one t-shirt design, an amazing printer, and together over time we grew into multiple tees, hoodies, sweatpants, car decals, hats, calendars, & more. In addition to selling merchandise, I also began helping behind the scenes with our online fundraising tool as well as at our in-person events. I also initiated our Annual Pins For Paws bowling fundraiser events. 2021 brought change for my role somewhat in that I moved further away from the barn. I completed the setup up of our online store and recruited a new merchandise coordinator prior to my move. All A&F merchandise can now be purchased on our website through our online store. The Little Red Barn will forever hold a special place in my heart as well as so many memories. I will continue creating the yearly calendar & help in facilitating fundraising events.