An animal lover from a young age, Southern California resident Dylan Fryer organized his first fundraiser for animal conservation at just 8 years old, when he raised $1,300 to help build a new home for the tigers at the the world-renowned San Diego Zoo Safari Park. In lieu of birthday gifts, he requested donations to the project and as a result, his name is on a plaque at the entrance of Tiger Trail. After organizing a few additional fundraisers for wildlife conservation, Dylan and his mom Michelle decided to elevate their support with something to provide on-going donations and Creations 4 Wildlife was born.
Inspired by endangered species, the mother and son team handcraft bracelets with semi-precious stones to help support global wildlife conservation, education and outreach. Every purchase of a Creations 4 Wildlife bracelet helps save a species, with 20% of each sale being donated to respected organizations dedicated to conservation.
As Dylan looks forward to college and a career in Zoology, he and his mom are as determined as ever to make a difference for wildlife. “No matter how many strides we make, there is still a lot of work to be done when you hear stories in the news of another poaching, or that there are now only two Northern White Rhinos left in the world,” said Dylan. “There are more than 16,000 endangered species in the world and a lot of work to be done.”