NEWTON, NJ – Continuing with the sorts of activities that helped a local girl earn her the title of USA National Role Model Princess, Mackenzie Genug turned her birthday into an opportunity to help others.  Turning 10, Genung had a sleepover party but included with the invitation was a wishlist.  The list of items was to support the Wantage Animal Pound. 

Friends and family members brought bleach, cat and dog treats, toys, wet and dry dog and cat food, blankets and towels. 

Genund holds several titles in addition to the one she earned in Disney last July.  She is USA National Miss Garden State Preteen, USA National Miss New Jersey Jr Role Model and Royal Classis Miss Mid Atlantic Preteen.

She began her own philanthropic organization Everyone’s Helping Hands when she was eight.  Genung has recruited three friends to volunteer with her with several fundraisers throughout the year.  This marks the fourth fundraiser for the Wantage Pound in two years.