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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.

A BBC Nepal radio broadcast discusses forage production by Heifer International Nepal project members. A project visit to another site already planting their own fodder inspired women in the Dhungri and Belbas village to grow their own, eliminating a long and often dangerous daily journey to find fodder for their animals. You can hear the show (in Nepalese), or read the transcript in English on our website.

Reeve 5k Memory Run

Megan Burlingames blogs about and shares pics of the 2nd annual Reeve 5k Memory Run, which is about remembering loved ones, and proceeds this year went to Heifer International. Megan took third place overall, and won first place for the women’s division. Congrats Megan.

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Columbia, South Carolina, is holding an Alternative Gift Fair/Incredible Edibles Sale on October 27. You can pick up holiday gift certificates to a variety of local and international charities, including Heifer International, and grab some baked goods, frozen entrees, homemade condiments, jams, jellies and other goodies while you're there.

On the opposite coast, First Presbyterian Church in Livermore, California, is holding the 38th annual Carnival to Benefit Heifer International October 27. Attractions include games, a cake walk, an animal exhibition, home-cooked meals, baked goods, a scary room, craft sales, music, and a costume parade.

Students in Brad Kotz's homeroom at Orchard Place High School earn pennies when they demonstrate academic or behavioral excellence. When there is $20 in the penny jar, they purchase a flock of chickens through Heifer International. Good kids doing great things!

Charity Meets Style at Philanthropy, a leader in cause-driven retailing. Blogger Charissa Livingston writes about this business, which has benefited many nonprofits including Heifer International.

Small Town Living featured Heifer as a way to change lives and give a gift that's totally different this year. "A win-win situation for them to be able to rise above poverty and to have improved lives and communities."


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.