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.

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The Red Cross website features a story of impact that programs and partnerships have on people living with HIV and their families. The story is about Daoud, and 18-year-old from Kanembwa, Tanzania, he is participating in the Tanzania Red Cross Society's Integrated HIV program, which has partnered with Heifer International's livestock experts to teach vulnerable children like Daoud to raise chickens for food and to sell. He is the oldest of five siblings who lost their parents years ago. A very inspiring story.

Fundraisers can be simple and fun, like this one in Madbury, NH. Guests enjoyed dinner and a movie Thursday night and benefited Heifer International at the same time at Union Congregational Church. After enjoying an Italian Dinner, guests watched "Hoot," and learned a little bit more about the work we do at Heifer International.

University Christian Church in San Diego yearly rummage sale has become one of the city's oldest and biggest sales, and has supported many non-profits including Heifer International. This year it was held August 2 - 4.

The Church of the Holy Nativity's parking lot was turned into a suburban farm for Family Farm Fest, a day of family fun while raising money and awareness for Heifer International.

Author

Linda Meyers

Linda Meyers, an Arkansas transplant originally from St. Louis, Mo., started working at Heifer International in 2011. She enjoys dragging her three children on nature hikes and snapping photos of them and everything around her. She has a bachelor’s degree in English has been “in the process” of writing the great American novel for 24 years.