Rancho Santa Fe 13-year-old raises funds to save family pets


The average 13-year-old might be caught spending their free time surfing the Web, watching movies with friends, or spending their days in the sun, but Maranda Phillips is not your average 13-year-old. Maranda, a resident of Rancho Santa Fe, chooses to utilize her spare time to help save local family pets. The results of her efforts are truly inspirational.

This is Maranda’s fifth year donating to an animal charity, and her third year supporting the FACE Foundation (


Maranda raised over $1,500 for FACE in 2009 by creating roughly 45 personalized bottles. Last year, Maranda raised a remarkable $3,880 selling around 60 of her homemade decorative bottles and other items to benefit the FACE Foundation. This year, she held her fifth annual Open House on Dec. 4 at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, where she sold clothing, candles and jewelry.

Photos: Jon Clark