Heifer International is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of William “Bill” Williams in Rutland, Mass. Williams, 92, donated 300 acres of Overlook Farm land to Heifer in 1983 to keep the land in agriculture and to help feed people in countries with “Living Gifts”
The donation established what today is Heifer International’s Learning Center at Overlook Farm.
Photo by Russell Powell, courtesy of Heifer International.
Through his generous gift, Williams left a legacy that has touched the lives of thousands of children, teens and adults who have participated in educational events at Overlook and who have been inspired to provide living gifts of livestock and training, providing an ongoing source of food, income and a meaningful life to families in need around the world.
Our thoughts and condolences are with Williams’ friends and family.
Every Sunday we will 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.
Photo courtesy of www.pallensmith.com
Award-winning garden expert P. Allen Smith wrote a great post on his blog about Heifer Ranch and its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
Kara O’Brien of the Harry Potter Alliance writes about the difference a single goat or flock of chickens can make in her blog post, Headed for a Brighter Future.
Photo courtesy of dailyitem.com
A big thank you to the youth from St. John’s United Church of Christ in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, recently collected enough money through their Joyful Noise Offering to purchase a cow that will be sent to a family in need through Heifer International.
Alamance Presbyterian Church’s youth group stayed several days at Overlook Farm, Heifer International’s learning center in Rutland, Massachusetts. There are several great blog posts about it, but this one’s headline caught my eye: Day Two: Poop and Fences. How could you not read that?
Heifer International is featured on the Inspiring Generosity blog, with a post that discusses how we use our digital content to inspire and share our story. It’s a great behind-the-scenes-look at one aspect of our communications efforts.