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 youre surfing the web or know of a fun or creative fundraising effort, please share it with us here in the comments.
"Yoga has never been so much fun in the dark." Or so charitable. This In the dark yoga class helped raise $12,000, and with a matching grant, $24,000 will go Guatemala and Honduras.
Twelve eighth-graders in the gifted and talented leadership class at Glenwood Middle School in Glenwood, Maryland, led successful service learning projects after reading "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens." Austin Weider collected money for Heifer, and won a challenge by his social studies teacher to collect more than $300?and he would wear a cow suit to school. Austin collected $438, and his teacher was true to his word, wearing the bovine costume to school.
Framingham's Plymouth Church continued its annual effort to support Heifer International with crafts, milkshakes and lessons on how sustainable living can help end hunger. Money collected through the churchs annual fair will help provide donations livestock, trees and knitting supplies to people in need. Several church members learned more about Heifer when they stayed overnight at Overlook Farm in Rutland, where guests learn firsthand what it might be like to live in a part of the world without amenities like heat, plentiful food and furniture.
This blogger and teacher recently got back from a trip with his Oklahoma University State students to Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas. He writes about his stay in an "urban slum" and his thoughts on hunger and poverty. A great read and some pretty cute goat photos!
If you happen to be in Hawaii on May 4 and 5, reserve your spot at Wahiawa United Methodist Church for it's popular tea fundraiser that supports community service organizations in the area, as well as Heifer International.