July 7, 2014
We recently received a letter from a passionate middle school student doing what she can to help save the jaguar. We are so encouraged by her enthusiasm and dedication! Thank you Isabel for raising much-needed support and awareness…
Dear Northern Jaguar Project,
I am Isabel DeVito. Two weeks ago, I sponsored a fundraiser for NJP through a dress-down day at the Pingry Middle School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Students paid a dollar or more to come to school out of dress code for the day.
I chose to help your organization because I have developed a link with it over the last few years. I initially found out about NJP while on vacation visiting family in Tucson. Peter Warshall saw a jaguar t-shirt I was wearing at a local concert in Tucson, Arizona, and started telling me about the Northern Jaguar Project. I have supported the organization ever since, through yard sales and donations of both supplies and money as a community service project at my school. I believe in what the organization stands for and accomplishes. Jaguars are my favorite animal, and have been for a long time. I realize that they are the keystone species in the places they live, and understand how important it is to conserve the habitat they live in, which is needed and used by thousands of other species.
I hope that by sponsoring a dress-down day and raising some funds for NJP, my fellow students in New Jersey gained a little knowledge about the important work your organization does, and will have learned more about the importance of protecting jaguars and their habitat – and what truly amazing creatures they are!