Kris Allen, in case you didn’t know, will be 25 on Monday. We at Heifer were surprised to find out that several Kris Allen fans are honoring him by purchasing heifers in his honor. These fans have set up a team fundraising page called Alright With Moo and are spreading the word through Twitter (#AlrightWithMoo).

The fans have also put together a YouTube video explaining that they were inspired by Kris’s desire to give back, so they decided to give back in his honor:


At Heifer we usually offer cards for people who want to give an animal in someone’s honor, so we are going to send Kris Allen a special Heifer birthday card with the names of everyone who contributes to the Alright With Moo page by Wednesday.

Thanks Kris Allen for the inspiration and thank you Kris Allen fans for joining Heifer’s work to end hunger and poverty.

Update: 6/21/10, 10:00 a.m.

The Alright With Moo fundraiser has now raised more than $25,000 to further Heifer's work to fight hunger and poverty. From all of us here -- Thank You!

Given this overwhelming support, we've decided to wait until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday (Central time) to make the cutoff for names to be added to the card. Anyone who donates to the page by that point will have their names in the card. We hope this will allow even more fans to make a belated birthday contribution in Kris's honor.

We're going to work to deliver the card to Kris by the end of this week.

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Heifer International is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization working with communities to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth.