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.

Baby Animal Fair Photocredit: www.babyanimalfair.org

If you are near Buffalo, Minnesota, on April 21, you'll want to check out the Baby Animal Fair, where you can learn about Heifer International's work around the world, help fill local food shelves, and have some great family fun.

Here's a great story about a school that embraces sustainability and believes it is important to teach to children. "One of the guiding principles at Saltonstall is to establish a school and community culture that is based in real-world connections. At Saltonstall, we strive to give students a sense of purpose and help them realize that our decisions and actions have an impact on our local community."

Thanks to The Nest for listing Heifer among their favorite worthy causes for newlyweds to think about and get involved with.

Mercer Elementary Photo courtesy of Stephanie Stamm

Several people have submitted stories on Heifer International's online portal, When Cows Fly, a place people like you can share your own stories of engagement and impact. One family talks about their Mooved to Action fundraiser where everyone works together to make necklaces and bracelets to raise money for Heifer. Donna Stokes, World Ark editor, shares her experience on a trip to projects in Nepal, Because They Were There. Mercer Elementary Mooooves Mountains with a fundraiser/educational campaign. A longtime Heifer supporter shares her experience at one of our learning centers, and how One Visit to Heifer Ranch Brings Ever-Expanding Influence. Project participants Ana and Berta Hidalgo share their experience Selling Agroecological Products at the Market in Ecuador, thanks to generous supporters like you. Every voice is important–from donors, volunteers, congregations and schools to project participants and partners. Each story connects one more person to the solution to the scourges of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation. Each story reminds us that we can make a difference. Be part of a great idea taking wing, and submit your own story to When Cows Fly.

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.