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What is your wish for this project?

I want to help raise awareness for the endangered mountain gorillas. I want other kids like me to learn and care about these animals! The mountain gorilla population is the only of the great apes this is actually growing and it's because of amazing conservation efforts of organizations like The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund! We have to make sure that these animals receive the protection they need and deserve.

How did it go?

I have been a fierce lover of the endangered mountain gorillas since the first grade. I started raising awareness for these animals by making posters and holding lemonade stands—the proceeds from which I would donate to gorilla conservation groups. In November 2017 I wanted to kick things up a notch. I tried to start a viral fundraising campaign similar to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, calling it the Pie-Face Challenge. The idea being that you get nominated, get pied, make a donation, then nomin...read more