It is better to give than to receive, which is why the person who gives themselves a gift must regift it to themselves in order to overcome the despair of receiving it. Break out of a perpetual loop with today’s Groupon: for $22, you get a polar-bear family adoption kit from Defenders of Wildlife (a $45 value).
Defenders of Wildlife works to preserve endangered species through symbolic animal adoptions, which generate proceeds that support conservation efforts around the world. A polar-bear family adoption kit equips people with a fact sheet about these majestic and endangered arctic creatures as well as a 5"x7" photo of a majestic polar bear to display on mantelpieces by pasting over the school pictures of lesser-known second cousins. Adopters also receive an extra-soft mini polar-bear plush toy, a kids' wildlife activity book, and a personalized certificate of adoption.
More than 90% of Defenders of Wildlife’s 2010 funds received went directly to wildlife conservation programs, and each donation works to further conservation efforts both on the ground and in congress to help polar bears and other wildlife adapt to a warming world.
Defenders of Wildlife
A leading innovator in the conservation world for more than 65 years, Defenders of Wildlife works to preserve imperiled wildlife and wild lands with funds raised through symbolic animal adoptions. Proceeds from its programs are immediately put to use where they are needed most, garnering the organization recognition from Reader's Digest and Worth magazine. More than 95% of Defenders of Wildlife’s 2012 funds received went directly to wildlife-conservation programs and support services such as fighting climate change through research and policy work, advocating drilling bans, and pushing for polar bears to gain the full protection under the Endangered Species Act. Each donation works to further conservation efforts both on the ground and by state agencies to ensure better water quality for polar bears and other wildlife.