Youth Entrepreneur Award

Cottage Country Lifestyle Magazine offers heartfelt congratulations to Jailea MacDonald on winning the Youth Entrepreneurial Award at this year’s Peterborough Women’s Expo. 

Jailea is a 15-year-old entrepreneur who sells handmade goods specifically for pet lovers. At the Women’s Expo this year Jailea had a table full of treasures to be sold. From collars and adorable little bandanas to signs and Christmas ornaments there is a little something for each and every human wanting to show their pet some love. 

With the $1000 award provided by SDP Communications, Jailea now has the support to grow her small business while focussing on her true passion – giving back to her local community through donations to local pet shelters. Jailea has been a dog lover from the time she was quite young and says ‘I’m obsessed with dogs, and someday I would like to open a pet rescue & veterinary centre. There I hope to offer services for all kinds of pets and pet owners that are affordable and achievable for everyone. I think it is hard to have to say goodbye to a pet just because you can’t afford the care it needs in special circumstances.” 

Jailea has also been working hard to make frequent donations to many local shelters. Not yet old enough to volunteer, but still wanting to make a difference, she has even gone as far as asking for pet food as Christmas presents from her family which she then donates to needy shelters. When you speak with Jailea you can see the passion in her eyes as she speaks about wanting to make a difference in her community and the communities of animal lovers everywhere; we can’t wait to see what she does next!

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