It's true. Now, Hard Rock and pandas go hand-in-hand. We have established a relationship with the Associations of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. One of the AZA's members is also the Wildlife Conservation Society, which is one of our favorite organizations on the planet.
Hard Rock & the AZA have teamed up with 4 zoos across the nation, all of which have Giant Pandas. Zoo Atlanta, Memphis Zoo, the National Zoo, and the San Diego Zoo will all be represented at their respective Hard Rock Cafes with an exclusive, one-of-a-kind panda pin. All of the Pandas together represent a rock 'n' roll band, and $2 from the sale of each pin will be donated to the AZA , which will then donated to each zoo's Giant Panda program.
So, if you're in the neighborhood, please stop by Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta, Hard Rock Cafe Memphis, Hard Rock Cafe Washington D.C., or Hard Rock Cafe San Diego to pick up your pin. The pandas will love you forever.
Is it possible to acquire the panda pins via mail, or some other way? I just cannot afford to go to the various clubs across the nation right now, but would love the pins and love to help the pandas.
Lynda, Thank you for your interest in both the pandas and the pins. Unfortunately, the pins are only available at the respective Cafes for now. You can, however, show your support by donating directly to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums or to the individual zoos, themselves. There are links in the post to all of those sites. Thank you for your support and interest, Lynda.
Lynda,We forgot to mention that you could also try to contact each Cafe individually. We can't guarantee anything, as it is up to each of the Cafes, but they may be able to arrange something for you. There are links to each participating Cafe in the post. Again, thanks for your interest in both the pandas and the pins!