Two Kids for Cheetahs on a mission to save the species!
Hank and Paloma are crazy about cheetahs. These two northern California kids are working independently to save the cheetah by holding fundraisers in their local communities. They don’t just have a love for cheetahs in common, they are also both talented budding artists who use their skills to create conservation focused art at their events. CCF is incredibly lucky to have support from kids like Paloma and Hank. If everyone shared their earnest love for cheetahs, their industrious nature, and self-determined attitudes then our job saving the species would be easy.
HankAurora: How long have you been doing this event?
Hank: This was our 3rd time in 2 years.
A: What inspired you to start fundraising for the CCF? How did you get involved with the organization?
A: How did you advertise this event? Use of social media, posters, knocking on doors, etc.
A: What kind of items did you sell at your cafe?
A: What item was the best seller?
A: Was there anything different about this year’s fundraiser that you hadn’t included in the past? Any new items?
A: What was your favorite part of this putting together this fundraiser?
A: How much money did you raise for this fundraiser?
A: Do you plan on doing this fundraiser again next year? If so, is there anything you hope to add to your cafe?
A: Do you have a goal or amount of money you hope to raise next year?
A: What are some ways that people can contribute to help save the cheetahs? For example, donating money, fundraising, spreading awareness…what are some ways people can help contribute?
A: What’s the most interesting thing to you about cheetahs?
A: What was your job during the café?
A: What do you like about being cashier?
PalomaAurora: When did you become interested in helping out the cheetahs and how did you find out about CCF?
Paloma: When I was three years old I watched a movie about African cats and I thought they were really cool. I learned that they were endangered and it made me upset. In the movie I saw that they were beautiful and fast. It showed that the population is dropping below 10,000 and I thought “oh no, we have to keep the cheetahs around,” because they are in trouble and also I want to see a cheetah in person. I met Dr. Laurie when I saw her speak at Safari West in Santa Rosa, California.
A: How much money did this event raise?
A: What kind of activities did you have going on at this event?
A: What was the most popular attraction with the event?
A: How did you advertise this event?
A: How many people came to this event?
A: What was your favorite part of the event?
A: Is conservation something you want to be involved with in the future?
A: What is something that people could do to help save the cheetahs?
Kids For Cheetahs