Common Ground For Common Good: Purses For Primates
Allison Boyer started Purses for Primates when she was in seventh grade. The nonprofit group doesn't seek to arm apes with purses — it cleans up old purses and sells them, donating the profits to Orangutan Outreach.
Orangutans live only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, and they're losing habitat every day from the installation of palm oil plantations and from poaching. This critically endangered animal captivated Boyer at a young age, and she's managed to raise thousands of dollars over the years for their conservation.