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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.

"Los Alamos Middle School teacher Dana Kline and her hawks soar to new heights raising funds to benefit others through reading" in Heifer's Read to Feed progam, where they earned $453.65 to purchase one llama, one pig, one flock each of ducks, geese and chickens, two hives of bees and three rabbits.

One club at Osceola Intermediate School is knitting a path to social responsibility. During the club’s inaugural year, the club made a fleece blanket and auctioned it off to raise money for Heifer International and local food shelves. Since then, the Social Responsibility Club has become so popular they had to limit enrollment to just fifth graders.

Thanks to the efforts of Falling Spring Elementary School fifth-graders this month, and an idea from student Brynn Kegerreis, $360 was raised to purchase a sheep, goat and pig through Heifer International. When Kegerreis' goal of $250 was passed, teacher Doug Shatzer  dressed up like a cow and handed out ice cream to students. "What amazed me the most is that Brynn came up with it all on her own," said Shatzer. "She organized it, kept track of the money and put together the progress."

If you like homemade jewelry, check out this story about The Gold Trout, which carries jewelry made by the owner's 16-year-old niece; 100 percent of the proceeds go to Heifer International.

South Canton Scholars Charter Academy students raised $297 for Heifer International through Holiday Dress Day. The student council decided to buy a flock of chicks, a sheep, a goat and a boost of nutrition package to help people around the globe.

Arellanes Junior High School students have participated in holiday charity projects to help end world hunger, gather food for a local food drive and create beanies for babies and adults with disabilities. This year they raised more than $400 in about three weeks for Heifer International, organized a food drive for a local foodbank, and created more than 400 hand-made beanies for a maternity ward.


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.