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Your donation will assist in preserving the rainforest, one child at a time!

Sponsor a school or child, or make a donation in the amount of your choice. It will make a difference!

To make an online donation, click here

The Adopt-A-School program provides educational materials and supplies for the schools in rural Amazonia through donations from individuals, schools and organizations in the United States and around the world. Since 1999, the Detroit Zoological Society has partnered with Conservacion de la Naturaleza Amazonica del Peru (CONAPAC) in this conservation and educational program.


One-hundred percent of all donations made to the Adopt-A-School program are used by CONAPAC to purchase school supplies in Iquitos, Peru, thus supporting the local economy, reducing purchasing costs and eliminating shipping costs. Donations are also used to fund workshops that help teachers and community leaders promote sustainable lifestyles to protect the natural resources of the Amazon rainforest.

adopt school 200px $425 donation will support a school of 20 children, providing textbooks, reading materials, maps, charts, reference materials, notebooks, rulers, pens and pencils.

In return for your donation, you'll receive:
  • The name and location of the school you've adopted
  • A list of the supplies purchased for the school
  • Photos of the students, teacher and school taken during the delivery ceremony
  • Artwork created for you by the students of your adopted school group.  Due to their size, some schools may receive multiple sponsors.
adopt child 200px $50 donation will purchase needed school supplies for one child.

Sorry, we cannot accept school supplies due to mailing restrictions and fees.

To learn more about the Detroit Zoological Society's work in its partners in Peru's Amazon rainforest, visit:
Amazon Amigos:

For all questions, please contact:
Claire Lannoye-Hall at (248) 541-5717, ext. 3803, or [email protected]