Pandas International is a non-profit organization, dedicated to research and preservation efforts so the endangered giant panda does not become extinct.
Our exciting new program, Pennies 4 Pandas hopes to teach children the rewards of sharing and working together to help ensure the survival of the giant panda. Pandas International has partnered with the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) at the Wolong Nature Reserve to rebuild the Panda Center severely damaged by the devastating earthquake of May 2008. The project is slated to take three to five years at which point the giant pandas will be able to return. In the meantime, much of the bamboo forest which provides the main food source for the giant panda must be replanted immediately! The earthquake buried so much of it under tons and tons of debris, rocks, and mudslides. Without food, some pandas could die of starvation.
Through your involvement and that of your community, we can replant the bamboo forests and provide additional assistance to the Panda Centers before it’s too late.
Getting children interested in giving seems to foster an interest in helping that continues throughout a lifetime. Including children in parent's charitable interests highlights parental values, informs ideas about social responsibility and explains why it's important to help others.
It also allows a family to come together and focus on a shared goal. Both the process and the goal remain a sustainable and viable activity as children become adults and begin the process with their children.
Pandas International presents a number of exciting possibilities for parents and children to have a common vision of what it's like to share the planet with other species and how that relationship is essential for our world to survive.
Preserving an endangered species can also bring a number of other topics into the mix: the importance of sustainable habitats; the concepts of interdependence, the web of life, carrying capacity, and ecological balance; what responsibility do individuals, states, countries and governments have to wildlife preservation; and understanding the triple bottom line of sustainable development and progress as the blueprint for our future.
Specifically, Pandas International offers opportunities for giving that range from panda adoptions to providing formula for cubs to helping replant bamboo to having birthday parties centered on raising money for pandas to a program for schools to help the Giant Panda, Pennies4Pandas.
Information about these alternatives is available on the website or by calling (303) 933-2365 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Check Out Charity Checks
Here's a great way to teach kids the value of giving, either individually, or, as part of an exciting classroom project to support the black and white bears. For the older set, office mates and colleagues can also be involved in giving, and in this case, giving to the endangered Giant Panda. Check out Charity Checks. They make it easy and fun. www.charitychecks.us/ .