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 youre surfing the web or know of a fun or creative fundraising effort, please share it with us here in the comments.
Students at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Utah ran in a jog-a-thon on June 1 to help raise money to buy livestock for Heifer International projects around the world.
Thanks to Carolyn Stearns for mentioning Heifer International in her very interesting blog post about bees, efforts to avert a crisis that endangers the bee population, and help solving the hunger crisis by donating bees to a family in need.
After a year-long partnership with Heifer International, which included full incorporation of the Heifer school resources into the curriculum and activities, The Galloway School students in Atlanta created an e-book of reflections and responses to various questions about Heifer's work and the year of activities. They are truly inspiring! The entire Galloway community rallied around support for Heifer International in the 2011-2012 school year, raising more than $60,000. You can enjoy the e-book here. This partnership between the Galloway School and Heifer will continue in the 2012-2013 school year.
The children of Guilford Community Church in Brattleboro, VT, lead a song and held a puppet show to teach the adults about the work of Heifer International and celebrated their $200 contribution. The Sunday School all together hopes to buy chickens, a goat and water buffalo for communities in need.
I was happy to see we made #5 on the 10 Top Father's Day Gifts article on the Athens Patch. I love the intro: "The daddies of 2012 come in all shapes, sizes and styles, but rest assured, theres a suitable gift out there for the Dad of 2012 that doesnt come in a tie box."
If you're into social media, check out this white paper on the organizational use of Instagram. The author looks at NPR, ModCloth, and Heifer Interntional.