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August 24, 2011

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August 24, 2011

I love pandas and this in an organization that has the contacts and the desire to help pandas survive and thrive. I have donated to them because I feel confident that the money truly goes to helping pandas. They provide formula for the babies, bamboo for the adults, and anything that the panda people in China need to help this species until that wonderful day when pandas can come off the endangered species list.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing news stories about what they do.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them more money

February 28, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

I’m an enthusiastic member of Pandas International because I’ve seen the assistance they provide to the conservation of giant pandas. Working directly with facilities in China, Pandas International understands what resources are needed. They have procured funds to plant bamboo, shipped formula for newborn panda cubs, and even obtained medical supplies for panda care. Pandas International responded immediately to provide earthquake relief to people and bears affected by the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan China. I’ve donated to these efforts as well as to specifically purchase an ultrasound machine and to adopt a panda. I am pleased that all donations go directly to the care, feeding and health of endangered giant pandas.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my learning more about wild and captive giant pandas.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide more avenues to communicate the excellent work Pandas International does.

October 6, 2013

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February 28, 2011

Pandas International is an internationally recognized champion of the very endangered Giant Pandas. They don't just talk about what could be done but rather they identify needs and are then dedicated... more

October 6, 2013

In April 2006 I fell in love with my very first panda. He was the panda cub born at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. named Tai Shan. From that love grew my passion for Giant Pandas and a desire to help in any way I could to help conserve and preserve these magnificent bears. And then I found Pandas International (PI). I first began interacting with PI by helping with fundraisers, panda adoptions and helping promote their events. Then, in 2010, I traveled to China with a tour group related to PI and met Suzanne Braden, the Director of PI, and saw firsthand how passionate and dedicated she is in supporting Giant Pandas in so many ways. Since then I've been back 3 more times with PI. One of the most inspiring part of PI is that Suzanne is a volunteer" Director who operates PI out of the basement of her home. Suzanne, along with 3 other hard working staff members, is able to literally move mountains in terms of getting the Giant Panda Reserves in China what they so desperately need in terms of baby formula, medical supplies, vaccines, GPS tracking collars, and so much more. I not only believe in what PI stands for and all that they accomplish but I am proud to be a volunteer doing what I can to help both PI and our magnificent Giant Pandas. Thank you PI for all of your hard work and dedication towards the conservation and preservation of our beloved bears.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

February 28, 2011

Pandas International is an internationally recognized champion of the very endangered Giant Pandas. They don't just talk about what could be done but rather they identify needs and are then dedicated to making sure the needs are fulfilled through their tireless fundraising efforts and by traveling to China to help in any way possible.

I have always loved Giant Pandas but it wasn't until Tai Shan was born at the Smithsonian National Zoo and I fell in love with him and his parents that I started to learn about just how endangered Giant Pandas are. From there I learned about Pandas International and about all the great work they do and their many accomplishments. Their motto is:
"Endangered means we have time
Extinction is Forever!"

I was so inspired by their efforts that I took a trip to China, organized by Pandas International, in September 2010 to get to see them in action as well as meet a great many pandas - and of course visit Tai Shan who now lives in China. I have also gotten involved with various fundraisers to support their efforts.

Suzanne Braden, the director of Pandas International, and her staff are both very knowledgeable and passionate about saving our beloved Giant Pandas. Suzanne's efforts are a good example of how a charity does it right and makes a difference in this world. Suzanne and Pandas International have inspired many people to join the cause to ensure that extinction and Giant Pandas are never used together - ever.

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I have watched as Pandas International has made great strides in spreading the word that Giant Pandas need lots of financial support so ensure that they will be around for a very long time. I read about their efforts, on the ground in China, right after the 2008 earthquake that was incredibly devastating. Their efforts have supported purchasing milk and supplies for newborn baby pandas as well as helping to repopulate the land in China with more bamboo (that was cleared out for future building sites.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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February 28, 2011
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February 28, 2011
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I became involved with Pandas International after Tai Shan was born. Suzanne and her staff are very dedicated to helping and preserving the Giant Pandas. PI was there after the earthquake at Wolong with help and supplies. Through fund raising and volunteering PI is helping with the conservation of the Giant Pandas. Suzanne is a wonderful person and great to work with!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

knowing that they are helping a endangered species survive!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing.

February 20, 2011

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February 20, 2011

This non-profit dos so much to help the Giant Panda. I think since there are so few Giant Pandas on displays at zoos in the US, people are not confronted with the urgency of saving them from becoming extinct. After the earthquake in China, they did so much to help the Wolong Reserve. Also, they provide great products to buy to donate. All good quality and a great "Pennies for Pandas" program to educate your children how to give back.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The move of panda Tai Shan to China. Pandas International was critical on keeping us updated on how he was doing. Those of us who feel so close to Tai Shan in our heart really appreciate this.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help with more advertising

February 14, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 14, 2011

I became aware of Pandas International after the earthquake hit so hard. I was so impressed with what they did to save their pandas, I donated and then became more involved. I went to their dinner 2 years ago and was amazed to see how many other donors showed up. I've made donations in my Chinese preteen niece's name several times and she always asks that I do so. I'm so pleased to be able to help such a worthy cause.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Going to their dinner and seeing how many others support them.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing!

February 2, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 2, 2011

Pandas International is dedicated to preservation and well being of the Pandas. I saw their hard work after the earthquakes a few years ago.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through the reports listed in the monthly newsletters

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of any off hand.

February 2, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 2, 2011

I first heard of Pandas International several years ago after I visited the pandas at the National Zoo and Googled pandas when I returned home. I read about how they provided advanced medical equipment, supplies, food and other support to the panda breeding program in China which is always short of resources. After the earthquake in Szechuan they replaced important equipment and helped the pandas survive. To me the pandas are beautiful, entertaining, animals who have managed to survive despite changing conditions that should have caused their extinction. But the fact that they have survived despite their difficulty in reproducing, their highly specific diet, their shrinking habitat is a miracle and an inspiration to those who would help save the diversity of species. Pandas International has a unique niche in the world of non-profits and that is why I support it.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

knowing that they have help this highly endangered species survive

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

improve their public relations so that more people will know about it

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

panda conservation

Why did you make your donation at this time?

there is always a need for money to support this cause

What would you tell others about this organization?

everything I have written in this review

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 30, 2010

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April 30, 2010

I participated in the May 12th, 2008 Earthquake Relief Fund by donating to help rebuild the habitat for the giant panda. I also posted information on my website to spread the word.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

plant bamboo that was destroyed during the Sichuan earthquake.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 25, 2010

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April 25, 2010

I receive regular newsletters from Pandas International - they keep me updated on recent initiatives and news about their conservation efforts on behalf of the giant panda species. The people of this organization work very hard and are very passionate about their cause. In the aftermath of the 2008 earthquake that severely and irreparably damaged the giant panda breeding centre in Wolong, director Suzanne Braden promptly started collecting the supplies and equipment urgently needed to support rescue operations in Wolong and she personally delivered these to the centre, undertaking the risky and long journey by road to ensure continuity of the rescue and relocation efforts. No doubt, her presence at the breeding centre provided the staff with much needed emotional support as they ensured the safety of the giant pandas and assisted the centre's visitors who were there when the earthquake struck; they did this without regard for their own safety.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their commitment to keeping the public informed of their activities and accomplishments. Their newsletters really allow me to know where my contributions are making a difference.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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