One more way for kids to show their love for animals is to save them

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust kids tee - JCrew | Cool Mom Picks

I discovered the wonderful work of the Kenyan rescue charity, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, several years ago, when my parents fostered an orphaned baby elephant on behalf of my children. We continue to follow Kenze‘s progress to this day and we love the frequent and very specific updates we get from them, and news that he’s gone from near starvation to healthy adult now thriving in the wild, even despite the rampant and illegal bands of poachers that still threaten him.

Sheldrick’s passionate work gets some ink thanks to avid celeb supporters like Kristin Davis, but otherwise I’m surprised I don’t hear more about this fabulous organization. So I was thrilled to see that there’s a new David Sheldrick elephant kids tee at J Crew of all places. Who knew?

If your kids love elephants, they’ll love this soft cotton tee illustrated by Hugo Guinness, especially because 100% of the net profits are donated straight to the Trust so they can continue with their work rehabilitating elephants and sending them back to live in the wild. Now that’s real charity.

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust orphan elephant | Cool Mom Picks

And even better, maybe it will inspire you to foster an elephant of your own. My kids highly recommend it.

Find the David Sheldrick elephant kids tee for $29.50 at JCrew, with 100% of the net proceeds being donated. For more info on the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and how to foster an elephant starting at just $50 a year, please visit their website.





Liz Gumbinner is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cool Mom Picks network. This makes her very happy.


  • Reply April 1, 2014


    I’m so thrilled to see that you featured the work of the DSWT! They truly are an amazing organization working tremendously hard on the front lines of the poaching crisis to prevent elephants from soon only existing in children’s books, and they deserve all the support (and funding) they can get! And really, what could be a better gift than your very own orphaned baby elephant?

    • Liz
      Reply April 1, 2014


      Thanks so much for your support Amy! We really love them too. Our kids look forward to the email updates about “their elephant” every time they come.

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