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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.

Goat kissing Photo credit: Mike Haskey, Ledger-Enquirer

Administrators and faculty at the St. Luke School in Columbus, Ohio, kissed Lilly the goat Friday, rewarding the students for raising more than $2,000 in January for Heifer International. The project was one of the school's many mission efforts each year, which have benefited a variety of local, state and international organizations.

Lakewood FFA Photo credit: clintonnc.com

North Carolina's Lakewood FFA members collected spare change to support Heifer International, raising more than $300. They chose to purchase a pig, honeybees, two flocks of chickens, a goat, and the agricultural education needed to care for and manage these resources.

Big Bag Lunch Photo credit: The Hour Online

J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences oboe and voice students will perform in the “Bees for Bach” concert, a fundraiser for Heifer International, on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Every year the first-grade classes at Columbus Magnet School in Connecticut hold Big Bag Lunch, a market for the entire school community, held in the first-grade hallway. It is the culmination of a social studies class on farming and a science class on parts of a plant, with math integrated into the market as students weigh produce, inventory items, and count money. For the second year in a row, students sold reusable grocery bags designed by students on the design committee to promote environmental awareness and to raise money for Heifer International.

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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.