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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.

The Happy Simple Living blog has a series of posts offering tips on how to get all your Christmas duties finished by December 1. Your Best Holidays Ever – Week 5 and Seeking a More Meaningful Christmas, has plenty of ideas about how to celebrate in a more meaningful way. Listed first is giving to organizations like Heifer International, followed by a list of other very good ideas you should to check out.

"Living Wright" from Tulsa World also gives tips on ways to reduce your stress now through the holidays, and also mentions Heifer International gifts as a way to do something as a family or individual that gives to others.

Thank you and best wishes to newlyweds Jennifer and Taylor, who donated to Heifer International on behalf of their wedding guests.

Patrick Rothfuss, longtime Heifer supporter and author, is gearing up for his yearly Worldbuilders fundraiser. If you want to get involved and help, check out his blog post An Open Invitation.

In the Rochester, New York, area on November 18? Stop by Greece Baptist Church for its fifth annual Alternative Gift Market with several charities represented, including Heifer.

And, a little further south in Georgia, check out the Johns Creek Christmas Gift and Mission Fair from November 30 to December 2 at Johns Creek United Methodist Church.


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.