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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.

Patrick Rothfuss, author and brainpower behind Worldbuilders, which is fundraising with auctions and giveaways. Exciting opportunities include a chance to join him on a weekend visit to Heifer Ranch, a chance to play Dungeons & Dragons with Pat and other authors, and much more. This year's Worldbuilders is quickly coming to an end, so you'll want to check out his blog and help him reach his $500,000 goal to benefit Heifer International

Sara Steinlage accompanied the Go Women Go Community group last November on a 12-day trip that included some Heifer International projects in Kenya and Zambia.

Congrats to Ben Magod on receiving the Bill Lee Scholarship given to student athletes with academic, athletic and civic accomplishments. Magod is a youth elder at First Presbyterian Church and has participated in mission trips to Heifer Ranch as well as Belize and Atlanta.

For the fifth year in a row, St. Agnes School in New York raised money to buy livestock through Heifer International for needy families. This year, they raised enough to buy four to five water buffalo, which plow, haul and provide milk. As an encore, Principal Dr. Gerald Benjamin kissed a pig, a water buffalo being unavailable, and the sixth graders chose green, purple and gold to dye his hair.

Health Magazine talks about celebrities and the steps—big and small—they take to protect the planet. Longtime Heifer supporters Mary Steenburgen and Jane Kaczmarek are both featured: Steenburgen for her line of soy candles that benefit Heifer International, and Kaczmarek for being frugal at home by turning out the lights and opening windows instead of using the air-conditioner.


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.