Turns out,one of Heifers greatest advocates is a fantasy author named Patrick Rothfuss. Hehas a broad following of lively and thoughtful people, and he cheerfully marshalsthis army in Heifers name. During his annual fundraiser, Rothfusss Worldbuilders charity matches their donations by 50 percent.
In additionto the outpouring of support, Rothfuss also got stories from readers about howmeaningful the act of giving to Worldbuilders/Heifer could be. Heres a neatexample:
I love, love, love Worldbuilders, but as a broke law student I cant afford to donate much So this year, my fiancée and I had a fun idea. We agree with your take on Valentines Day, so this year as our Valentines Day present to each other, we donated in our name to Worldbuilders.
We thought setting aside money for goats was way more important than setting aside money for unnecessary trinkets, and what better way is there to celebrate loving each other and wanting to spend our lives together than by making the world we want to live in better, and honoring an author whose work we adore?
Thank you,Patrick Rothfuss, for throwing your time, energy, and reputation behind Heiferscause. And thank you for showing us howgenerous people can be when theyre given the chance.
Although thedeadline for the match has passed, you can still donate to the Worldbuilders team page.