Nickelodeon is recognizing Allie Boyer‘s work to help endangered orangutans on this week’s episode ofÂ The Halo Effect.
The episode titled “Purses for Primates” followsÂ Boyer, a Chico, Calif., high school senior, who helps raise funds for the rehabilitation of orphaned or displaced orangutans by collecting gently used purses to resell at fundraisers.
Boyer first developed a love for orangutans at the age of six.Â After learning how endangered they were due to deforestation, she started her own organization, Purses for Primates, to help bring awareness to the cause.Â With the help of Boyerâ€™s family, friends and classmates, Purses for Primates collects gently used purses to resell at fundraisers and donates the profits to Orangutan Outreach.Â In just six years, her organization has raised over $14,000 and is directly responsible for sending 14 rehabilitated orangutans back to a protected rainforest.
Additionally, Boyer has represented the U.S. at the SAGE (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship) World Cup in South Korea, receiving second place in the â€œBest Social Enterpriseâ€ category.Â In recognition of her outstanding leadership and hard work, Nickelodeon will award a $10,000 grant to Boyerâ€™s organization.
“Purses for Primates” premieres on Earth Day, Friday, April 22nd @ 8:30PM ET/PT on Nickelodeon. Check out a clip from tonight’s episode below.