On the morning of August 21, 2013, two students Wang Qiyu and Li Zhaoji from Xi’an International Senior High School, arrived at the Chengdu Panda Base with a 19,731.6 RMB donation for the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Foundation.
During summer holidays, Wang and her friends organized a group of volunteers united by the slogan “Care for Pandas, Care for Nature”. The student group wrote a script and made a video about pandas and organized a craft fundraiser where they sold handmade panda toys, sketches, and other works of art they made themselves. Wang and Li were chosen to come to Chengdu and deliver the funds on behalf of the whole group. All money raised by their efforts was donated to the Giant Panda Breeding Research Foundation with the hope that it would improve the lives of giant pandas. During the donation ceremony, Ms. Yan, head of the Project Management Division of the foundation expressed appreciation for the students’ donation, Mr. Tan Hongming, deputy secretary of the panda base, sent souvenirs to the students as a token of thanks for their efforts.