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.

Lakewood students in Read to Feed program

Third grade students at Lakewood School have been busy reading books for pleasure, to become better readers, and at the same time they have been helping end world hunger and improve the environment through Heifer International’s Read to Feed program. This quote by third grader Lylia Okane, sums it up nicely: “My favorite part is knowing that I am helping save lives by reading.”

Jane Elwell,who recently returned from helping a family in Peru, presents “One Man’s Dream,” the history of Heifer International at the Bridgton Library, on Saturday, June 23. She's going to talk about the experience and the amazing work Heifer does. If you live around Brigdton, Maine, you won't want to miss this.

The Raven Lunatic talks about visiting Overlook Farm in Rutland, Massachusetts, one of Heifer's educational centers and farms used to share our message. It's a great blog post some adorable photos.

This thought-provoking post in the Everywhere Once blog compares the cost of a wedding to several other alternatives, including Heifer's "Gift of Transformation" than can change an entire community.

Do you live in Wausakee, Wisconsin? If so, you're in luck... the First Presbyterian Church of Wausakee will have a Brat Fry on Saturday, June 30th, to benefit local missions. The Kids Club will be selling refreshments and these proceeds will to to the Heifer Foundation. Thanks Kids Club!

Thanks to Rebecca McCarthy of the Athens Patch,  Susan NC Price of the examiner.com, and Jordan Reid of Ramshackle Glam for mentioning Heifer International in their Father's Day gift ideas posts.

Author

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.