China Once, China Twice

What I had never planned to do

NYC – Times Square – adds awareness to the endangered panda bear August 18, 2011

Those cuddly endangered pandas just might make it off the endangered list.

Through the generosity of CBS, they can be viewed on the Super Screen in NYC Times Square

Monday morning, I was moments away from submitting a news article to a local paper here when I came to a complete stop.

Kim Kirmmse Toth, business owner of Positive Aging Inc. in Colorado, (also my high-school friend,) sent me an urgent message.  I had to read an article in that day’s Denver Post.

Panda’s International, who I support through my own small business, had been selected as the non-profit organization to advertise on the Super Screen in Times Square at cost only.

The full Denver Post article can be read here.

5 of the 6 endangered panda bears presentations I have given recently were done right near the Princeton Junction train station.  This train station is a major hub for daily commuters into New York City.

When I present to children, I do not leave them my business card.  I leave them a small panda photo of my own, with a thank you note from myself and Panda’s International. On July 20, 2011, I presented, and left 200 of these hand-crafted small cards at the Princeton Presbyterian Church.

Thank you notes

I may never know who at CBS made that decision, but sure would want to give that person a big hug.


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