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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.

Proud mom Joy blogs about her 3-year-old daughter participating in her preschool's trike-a-thon to raise money for a playground and for Heifer International. Her class decided to donate a hive of honeybees.

The student-run newspaper at  Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, tells about a very successful fundraiser many classes and clubs have taken part in. They hadn't decided which animals to buy at the time the story was written, but are considering a camel, goats or llamas.

The University of Arkansas' Heifer International student organization  held a concert to benefit Heifer in Fayetteville. The lineup for the benefit included Tim Meitzen, The Skinny Quartet, Teenagers, Swimming, Allison Williams and the Hot Ash String Band, and DJ Hayden Luckenbach. Thanks to the bands for playing, and the audience, who paid $5 per person to listen to good music and help fight hunger and poverty around the world.

Creative sixth graders at Kinawa Montessori came up with an idea that raised about $650 for Heifer — selling friendship bracelets made of twisted colorful thread and hearts made of construction paper, and asked local businesses for cash donations. That’s enough to buy a cow, goat, sheep and 50 chickens, and help families across the world.

Great Cloth Diaper Change

I spotted Lisa's blog first, Simple Journeys, where she shared some photos from her visit to the Heifer International Campus for Earth Day last weekend. She referred her readers to her daughter Kristin's blog, Can I Decide Later, for the "low down" of the day's events, including the record-breaking Great Cloth Diaper Change. Great photos and a great read! We are glad you had so much fun!

Author and blogger Carole Carson found a recipe for kale and bean soup in the Fall 2010 issue of World Ark, a magazine published by Heifer International, and offers her revised version of the recipe (including options to lower the calories). You can find the recipe here; let us know if you try it out.

Franny Bolsa gives Heifer a mention on her blog 8 Mother's Day Gift Ideas. After all, she so cleverly notes, a Heifer gift doesn't have to be dusted!



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.