Every Sunday we highlight some of the people who are funding our work creatively or helping us spread the word of our mission online. If you spot Heifer International while you’re surfing the web or know of a fun or creative fundraising effort, please share it with us here in the comments.
Students from East Granby participating in the East Granby Public Library’s Read to Feed and Pass on the Gift programs had their summer reading count toward providing livestock and other important, sustainable items to farming families in foreign countries through Heifer International. The final tally of donations made possible by the 260 readers was two sheep, five flocks of ducks or geese, a pig, tree seedlings and honeybees.
Back in 2008, Andrew Castle, now 11, saw how he could meld an enjoyable family hobby with a charity he was impressed with and created Hats for Heifer. He, his brother and mother make the hats and sell them, donating $1,500 from their earnings in the first year and $5,000 in the second year. This year, he hopes to donate $10,000.
The Church of the Holy Nativity in Clarendon Hills, Illinois, is having a Family Farm Fest on August 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit Heifer International. You can enjoy the live animals, crafts, food and more, and help us in our mission at the same time.
Through courses offered at Stanford’s Center for African Studies, students are taking “the ultimate field trip to Africa,” working and researching on the continent. Brenda Mutuma, a senior who worked in Uganda this summer at Heifer International through an African Service Fellowship, says, “Every day, I and many others are inspired to speak up and speak out and think critically about everything Africa at the center.”