Eye Help Animals and Zoo Atlanta

08/25/2009 – Saving Wildlife Together

ALTON, NH, August 25, 2009: Eye Help Animals, LLC and Zoo Atlanta have signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining a simple Partnership Agreement to help fundraising efforts to keep their giant panda program in Atlanta. The cofounders of Eye Help Animals, LLC, DJ Geribo and Jim Fontaine are excited about the partnership formed with Zoo Atlanta.

Zoo Atlanta announced their “Give So They Stay” campaign on June 17, 2009, and need to raise $500,000 by the end of December, 2009. Their original 10 year giant panda lease agreement was about $1.1 million per year, zoo officials are hoping to negotiate a new lease at a much lower cost per year.  After hearing a news segment on a Maine NPR station about the campaign, Eye Help Animals cofounder Jim Fontaine contacted Marcus Margerum, VP of Marketing and Sales at Zoo Atlanta, to discuss how Eye Help Animals may be able to assist with their campaign.  The end result is that for the duration of their campaign, 25% of the profits from sales of Eye Help Animals Giant Panda Eye Wildlife Collectible Pins, available at www.EyeHelpAnimals.com, will be given directly to Zoo Atlanta’s “Give So They Stay” campaign.

Eye Help Animals, LLC, located in Alton, NH, was founded in 2008 by Jim Fontaine, owner of Positively Creative Solutions, LLC and his wife, professional artist DJ Geribo.
By combining their individual talents with their shared passion for saving wildlife, Eye Help Animals donates 25% of its profits to a growing list of wildlife conservation and habitat preservation organizations.  Both are active in multiple community organizations and have been longtime supporters of wildlife protection organizations.
For more information, you may visit their website at www.EyeHelpAnimals.com

About Zoo Atlanta

An accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta inspires value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family fun.  From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,000 animals from around the world.  Zoo Atlanta is also the proud home of Xi Lan, the only giant panda cub born in the U.S. in 2008.  Other highlights include one of the nation’s most recognized collections of great apes and a global center of excellence for the care and reproduction of vanishing amphibians and reptiles.  For more information, you may visit their website at http://www.zooatlanta.org.

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