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 youre surfing the web or know of a fun or creative fundraising effort, please share it with us here in the comments.
Jack Topchik shares some one-liners in this article, Savor Life, including one he got from an ad campaign, that can seem especially timely this time of year, including "If your cup runneth over, spill some."
Family finances may be forcing smaller Christmas budgets, but moms are hoping the changes they are planning this year will be a chance for something more meaningful for their families.
Author and long-time Heifer supporter Patrick Rothfuss and his non-profit Worldbuilders has raised more than $1 million for Heifer International! This year's Worldbuilders fundraiser runs through January 18, and all proceeds go to Heifer.
Andean trekking specialist Llama Expeditions is donating a llama through Heifer International and inviting kindhearted adventure travelers to join them this holiday season.
This lead definitely caught my eye: "Culinary arts students at Rocky Hill High School are doing their part to end world hunger." These kids created and baked gingerbread houses to auction them off to benefit Heifer.
Here's an interesting fundraiser: People bid on the opportunity to play Dungeons & Dragons with eight accomplished authors next January, including Patrick Rothfuss, who is mentioned above. All the proceeds go to Worldbuilders, the fundraising organization that gives its money to Heifer International.
Read about this mom's quest to share the spirit of giving with her kids, despite a little bit of resistance. Luckily, her boys are fond of Heifer and the concrete idea of using their money to buy a flock of chicks to provide for a family.
Bates Creative Group, who partnered with Heifer to create our World Ark tablet magazine app, wrote a blog post all about it: Stop the Insanity With Innovation.
Who couldn't help but read this story: HELPING HOOVES A Flying Moose Gifts Water Buffalo to Third World Family?
Gift Guides/Gift Ideas/Charities Lists
Thank you to all who mentioned Heifer in gift guides and in their charity lists. Here are some we came across this past week:
- Six Great Ways to GIVE This Season
- Parents: Your Essential Gift-Giving Guide for Teachers
- Don't Panic: Simple Last Minute Gifts
- Give Gifts That Change Lives
- Giving Back During the Holidays: Ideas for Donating to Charity With Your Kids
- 10 Top Gifts for Baby Boomers
- 12 Days of Giving
- 2012 Guide to Giving Back
- A Globetrotter's Guide to Giving Back
- A Goat for Christmas?
- Ask Amy: Spread Some Generosity Around
- Meaningful Holiday Traditions
- Money-Smart Kids: Putting Santa on a Budget
- New Gifting: Less Stuff, More Meaning
- Today's Top 10: Worthy Causes
- Tis the Season for Charity
- Bloomberg News: Springsteen's Shirt, $2,500 Bracelet Offer Gifts, Charity
- Amy Dickinson: Remember Charities and Their Good Work This Christmas
- Give Back Gifts and Kids Presents That Teach, Swim, Fly and Climb
- Spread Some Generosity Around