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

Jog-a-thon for Heifer International

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.

Father's DayI 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, there’s a suitable gift out there for the Dad of 2012 that doesn’t 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.



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.