You may have heard people talking about our organization, S.P.T.E. This stands for Students for the Prevention of Tiger Extinction. We work tirelessly to educate people about tigers. We also raise money to save tigers from extinction. We have raised about $700. Our past fundraisers include a booth at the Westford Farmers Market, a 10K race, and an online fundraising page.
We are introducing a fundraiser to the Norman E. Day School. It is called Tigers Forever, a fundraiser created by Panthera in 2006. All of the money that we receive goes directly to Panthera. Tigers Forever is working to increase the number of tigers in India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, and Nepal by 50% throughout ten years.
They are doing this by training special police to protect tigers from poachers. A poacher is a person who hunts and trades animals illegally. Most animals hunted by poachers are endangered. That means that there are not many of that species left in the wild. Luckily, Panthera is using a device called poachercams to root out poachers as well as protect the habitats of tigers.
Tigers are very endangered, with only about 3,200 of them left in the wild. Tigers Forever is also identifying and securing tiger habitats. It is important to protect tiger habitats from poaching and habitat destruction.
This fundraiser will last from 1/20/16 until 2/29/16. We will be handing out prizes to people who raise or donate $10, $25, $50, or $100.
- $10 donation: neon animal print pencil
- $25 donation: animal print tiger notebook
- $50 donation: plush animal bookmark
- $100 S.P.T.E. t-shirt
Donations can be made in cash or check form (payable to Panthera). There will be a box in the lobby of the Norman E. Day School to put your donations into. Please put your name and contact information on your check or with your cash.
We would like to thank everybody in advance for donating. More information about prizes and our organization will be given out in school and on this web site during the fundraiser.