Mariella threw a Panda Themed party for her 10th birthday to help our favorite bears. She had her party at LazerZone (a laser tag place) and asked for donations to PI in lieu of gifts. Her goody bags were Chinese takeout containers with the PI stickers and bracelets and postcards in them as well as solar bobble head pandas;) as well as other little goodies.
The best part was how some of friends mentioned how they liked the idea and want to do a similar donation idea for their next birthday. Also, part of her fourth grade curriculum is to complete a major project and report on an endangered species in the spring. She is hopeful she will get her first choice of animal- the giant panda!
Thank you, Mariella, for supporting the Pandas!!