Congratulations to last week's winner, Allison, who will receive 2 dozen whoopie pies from Whoopsies! Thanks for reading!
Today we've got two incredible gifts for our lucky Friday Freebies winner! Both of these prizes are in support of a wonderful cause: helping to save the pandas at The National Zoo here in DC.
The giant panda has come today to symbolize the plight of the world’s vanishing wildlife. There are only about 1,600 giant pandas living in the wild in China. The National Zoo has been at the forefront of giant panda conservation focusing on the two goals of increasing the capacity of our Chinese partners to protect the habitat and maintaining a healthy captive population to support those in the wild.
The first part of this amazing giveaway is a sterling silver charm bracelet with a panda charm from our dear friends over at Altruette. We've written about Altruette here on the blog before, and their concept couldn’t be simpler: 50% of the net profit from the sale of the charms goes directly to their cause partners. Altruette’s partners include established national non-profits as well as smaller groups with talented leaders and ambitious plans to change the world. The panda charm that the winner of this giveaway will receive directly supports the Friends of the National Zoo!
Beyond financial support, wearing your Altruette bracelet serves another important purpose: it helps spread the word about great causes your friends and family may not know about! We think that these adorable [yet totally chic and elegant] pieces of jewelry make for great bridal party gifts.
The section portion of this panda prize is a Giant Panda Love Package, donated by our friends at the National Zoo. This package [valued at $85] will help support conservation efforts at both the National Zoo's D.C. campus and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia. It includes an animal carrier box and:
· Two 12-inch animal plush
· Personalized certificate and letter of appreciation
· Photo of your adopted species
· Animal fact sheet
One lucky winner will receive BOTH of these wonderful [and charitable!] gifts. To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below letting us know what your favorite zoo exhibit was as a kid [or is now!], and we'll select a winner at random. Both items can be shipped anywhere in the continental US, so this giveaway is open to readers both near and far.