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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.

Allison Janney, one of the many celebrities on this year's dinner committee for Heifer International's Beyond Hunger event, which was held on Friday at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, talked with journalist Meredith Moss of Ohio's Journal News about her role (the startfish, Peach, who Nemo meets in the dentist's fish tank) in Finding Nemo 3D, which recently premiered.

John Palmer named Heifer International 2012 Charity of the Year

John Palmer Art has named Heifer International their "Charity of the Year." The John Palmer Art Gallery is hosting its 5th Annual Gala Event “An Evening of Escapism” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Heifer International. And the gallery plans to host a “Heifer Party” on Sunday, December 2, where an original Heifer-inspired painting will be auctioned. Palmer likes Heifer's mission, he said, because we teach families to be self-reliant just as his own mission is to teach artists to be self-reliant.

If you're near Curwensville, Pennsylvania, on October 6 or November 10, you might want to check out Curwensville Presbyterian Church's first-ever “Alternative Gift Fair” highlighting meaningful gifts representing eight different organizations, including Heifer International.

Read about some WILD women who read, meet and donate to Heifer International monthly through their book club, on the very entertaining blog, Judy's Stew, written by Judy Alter, a fan of Heifer who also happens to be the author of the book the club was discussing that day, Skeleton in a Dead Space.

Today at 2 p.m. in Waverly, Pennsylvania, you can join other hikers who will be walking six miles for Heifer International. There is no fee to walk, but donations will go toward a heifer or two.


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.