Hi! I’m Mindy Atton and I’m a junior at Grand Valley State University, majoring in Public and Nonprofit Administration. I’m happy to be interning at PAWS this semester, working with the Advancement Team on fundraising events, updating our database, recruiting volunteers, and grant writing.
Right now, I’m working to recruit runners, fundraisers, and volunteers for PAWS during the Fifth Third River Bank Run (Saturday, May 10 -- check out our event here). I’m also helping with our PAWS for Lunch campus tours this March.
I first learned about PAWS from a close friend of mine who is a client. It brings me great joy every time I see him and the amount of independence he has gained with his Assistance Dog. So I’m very excited to be a PAWS intern, and I’m looking forward to broadening my knowledge and helping others like my friend at the same time.