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 you’re surfing the web or know of a fun or creative fundraising effort, please share it with us here in the comments.

Peter Russell

Thanks to Ashley for her blog post the Gift of a Goat, in which she talks about Heifer International, "I'm all about this program because when you donate you aren't artificially inflating their economy. This is a way to help folks in need and teach them a skill. To me, it seems like a win/win."

You'll want to read this story about student Peter Russell, who volunteers at a garden that donates food to the community. His gardening bug was inspired by a visit to Heifer's Overlook Farm in Rutland, Massachussetts at the age of 13.

Musings of the Mundane lists Heifer International on Day 6 of the Twelve Days of Christmas, Part Two, which is a great idea to make someone you love feel extra special.

Montgojo LLC created two new apps that facilitate passing on items you know longer need by swapping them for something you want. And, all profits they earn in November and December are going to Heifer International.

I found this blog post interesting and inspiring. Why We Don't Do Gifts (And What We Do Instead). Not everyone was happy, but they have received unexpected blessings.

llama and project participant

Smile, You're Rich gives a different perspective on richness, gratitude and practicing gratitude. "If you make $20/hr you could use one hour’s pay to buy chickens through Heifer International that will lay eggs to feed a family all year."

Ten congregants at the Washington Ethical Society were given $100 in their programs with one catch... they had to give it away. An interesting idea to help people think abut the giving in Thanksgiving.

This blogger got a llama from her mama (through Heifer International). The best part? "I don't have to clean up after him."

Euclid Middle School in Littleton, Colorado had a bake sale during lunches on November 30, to raise money for Heifer International. Thanks to everyone who baked and bought the goods!

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.