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Ronnie Sseruyange

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.

Check out this inspiring story that features some amazing people including Ronnie Sseruyange, a 26-year-old who used to be an orphaned street kid in Uganda. He is now completing a residency at our Learning Center at Overlook Farm, to learn ways to help the orphans back in Uganda become self-sufficient and break out of poverty.

Thanks to Slapinions for the blog post Can we Make a Difference? I'd like to think we can, which featured Heifer International and a new family goal to give a gift from Heifer this Christmas. A very worthwhile endeavor.

Family Project: Heifer International

The Crum family has a great plan this year: Family Project: Heifer International. The entire family is working on crafts to sell with a goal of $150 buy a goat for a family in need.

Going to be in Houston December 2? Check out the Living Gift Market at St. John's Presbyterian Church, where "the gift you buy for a friend or family member provides help to families in need." Heifer International is one of several charities represented.

Garage Sale to raise funds

A special education class at West Middle School in Muscatine, Iowa, is holding a garage sale on November 3, with the proceeds going toward an animal from Heifer International. Students have been busy sorting, washing, identifying and pricing the items, and have gone with their teachers into the community requesting permission from business owners and organization and agency directors to post fliers advertising the sale. They have even gotten local radio and TV stations to help promote the event. After the sale, they will  discuss how much money was raised and how it will be used.

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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.