Hey Heifer Fans!

This is Zach Meskell writing this one, your local charismatic and perky chap!

Anyway, I just wanted to all let you in on the recent smashing news of our donation from those fine fellows at St Gabriel's Episcopal Church. This spiffy little institution has something called an Outreach Committee, which is essentially a chapter of the church which fund raises for amazing non-profit institutions like us.

For their holiday season bonanza, they had their annual Advent Fair, where the members of the church donate handmade goods to the Outreach Committee, who then sell them and give the money to us. How totally cool is that, or what?

All together, they raised $1,800 for the local Heifer group!

Well, really they raised a little less then that, because there was a second part which I have yet to mention: The children (Not the Youth, we're talking 6-12 here) have raised almost $60 by themselves over the summer by collecting loose change, which was also included in the check.

So, a few weeks ago I went up, accepted the check, gave a quick talk, glorified the qualities of the good food at the meetings, recommended that people check out the volunteer group, and was generally thankful for the money.

Over all, a hearty toast to all those people at St Gabriel's,

...for Heifer Portland (not live),..., this is Zach Meskell signing off.

Zack Meskell, a young entrepreneur and CEO of Cards for Cows, started to his business at the age of 8 years old. He and his brother and sister design and create hand-drawn greeting cards on 100% recycled paper. They donate their proceeds to Heifer International.

This post originally appeared on the Heifer in Portland volunteer blog.

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Maegan Clark

Maegan Clark loves social media even more than Southern sweet tea. She is currently pursuing her master’s in public administration and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a specialized study in public relations. Since working at Heifer, she has deepened her appreciation for the urgency with which we must end global hunger and poverty.