Logan is 5 years old and a huge Giant Panda fan. She found Pandas International when she was looking for ideas on how she could help the animals she loves so much. She was so happy to find that Pandas International is so close to Denver. She read about Pennies 4 Pandas, and since then, Logan was determined to raise some money to help. She decided to clean out her old toys and sell them. With her idea, she managed to raise 59 dollars to donate to Pandas International! We are so proud of her. She has already spread the word about Pandas and is also working on another fundraising idea with a friend. Thank you Logan for your generosity and help with saving the Giant Pandas.
Aiden turned 8 yrs old on April 9. Aiden has many gifts and one of those gifts is Autism. His autism allows him to focus on certain things with great interest and one of those things for him are Panda's! Aiden loves learning about everything Panda! This year for his birthday he has asked that he not receive gifts but donations to help protect his beloved Panda's. One day we will make to it to China for Aiden to study and visit with Pandas in their natural habitat. Thank you for all that you do to protect and educate about these amazing animals! Through Aiden's birthday party he was able to raise $458! These donations will help to purchase almost 16 pounds of formula to help feed the cubs and elderly pandas at the panda centers in China! Thank you Aiden for caring so much about the Pandas and for making such a big difference.
*translations are to the best of our knowledge
Josie is an American girl with a difference... She's never lived in America! For her 11th birthday, she wanted to do something important... something for animals... Even though she currently lives in Kenya and there are many animals there that need help, Josie decided to ask her friends to help her save the pandas instead of giving her gifts. Her 8 friends donated a total of $150 which her parents agreed to match, raising a total of $300 for Pandas International! Thank you Josie for caring about the Pandas and for being so generous!
Some friends and I were reading some books on pandas and thought it would be good to help them. Then my friend Kaylee told me about Pandas International. Soon we had raised about $100. Then, more people wanted to help. We went door to door and did a Save the Pandas stand. Our goal was $200. We are proud to have raised $420. We love your work to help the pandas! Sincerely, Alexa, Ishaan, Kaylee, Alana, Lucy, Emma, and Cassie Thank you to all of you for helping the Giant Pandas!
Gemma, Charlotte, Clara and Neave are all 10 years old and Carlogi Primary School. They wrote a letter to their head teacher asking if they could do a bake sale at school to raise money for Pennies for Pandas. They all love Pandas so much. Their teacher said yes so they arranged a date and got busy baking and asking friends to help too. This all happened within a few weeks and they held their bake sale one morning at school and raised £228 ($284) which is a great amount. They had lots of fun and enjoyed eating some cakes themselves! Thank you girls for helping to save the Giant Pandas!
Judson, age 8 raised $100 from friends and family for pandas. They are his favorite animal. He is dying to meet one. He hopes some day he can go to China to see the pandas. Thank you Judson for helping the Giant Pandas.
Last year, I sold panda key chains in my neighborhood to raise money for pandas. This year, I crocheted panda hats and made panda cupcakes. My friends Sarah and Sophie helped me at my stand this year. Sarah and Sophie are adopted sisters from China so I think it's neat that they wanted to help, because China is the natural habitat of the Giant Panda! We made chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting, Oreo ears, and chocolate chip eyes. My panda hats were made with cream-colored yarn with black pom-pom ears. We sold 21 cupcakes and 11 hats. This year we raised $125 for the pandas. I am very grateful to Sarah,Sophie,their mom, and my mom for helping me decorate and sell cupcakes. I want to help the pandas, who are, thankfully, no longer endangered, but still need our help. I hope the money we raised helps the pandas and I hope to do more fundraisers in the future! Thank you Mary Elizabeth for helping us for two years in a row and thank you to Sarah and Sophie for helping this year!
Ahmya is 7 years old and lives in Harrisburg, PA. She loves all animals, but for some reason, she especially loves pandas! I have talked to her before about how they are endangered and it broke her heart. When her 7th birthday came around, she wanted to have a panda paint party. All of the kids would learn how to make their own painting of a panda, and instead of everyone bringing a present for the birthday girl, she wanted everyone to donate money to help save the pandas! She ended up raising $193.00 and was so happy to be able to donate it. I am so proud of her! Not many children would choose to forgo presents on their birthday to help a charity! Thank you Ahmya for caring and helping the Giant Pandas.
"Shooting Stars" is an after school activity at the Western Academy of Beijing It's all about team building and our motto is to DREAM, BELIEVE and ACHIEVE. A few of the students had a dream to save animals in the world and they researched and chose to save pandas. Together they decided to host a Magic show for the whole of Elementary School and raised $150. It's always so moving that children care about saving animals. Thank you Shooting Stars for supporting the Giant Pandas.