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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.

Art students at Cretin-Derham Hall and Nativity of Our Lord Elementary School in St. Paul, Minnesota, will be selling their handmade ceramic bowls at the annual Empty Bowls Benefit on Feb. 6. Proceeds from the event will go to Heifer International.

Many thanks to The Holy Apostles Youth Group, who donated to Heifer International, purchasing shares in chicks, pigs and llamas.

Mom blogger Meagan Paullin says her favorite nonprofit is Heifer International, according to Babble Voices post: 17 Mom Bloggers Share Their Favorite Nonprofits to Support in 2013. She said, "I love the way Heifer International helps build up a whole community. Instead of just giving people food because they're hungry - they bring in chickens, teach them to raise them, give them the resources that they need. Then they have eggs to eat, or to sell. They can breed and raise more chickens, to feed their family. Then, after they grow enough, they are able to give a small herd of chickens to the next family in their community."

The St. Bernard’s Art Club for Charity surpassed its goal of raising enough money to buy a water buffalo through Heifer International. In fact, they raised $370 from selling their Christmas ornaments and weaving in November and December, and decided on two shares in a sheep, one share in a pig, one share in a trio of rabbits and a flock of chicks in addition to the water buffalo.

Students at Trinity Episcopal Day School are in the middle of their "change for change" fundraising project for Heifer International. Grades are competing to see who can raise the most funds; the 8th graders are in the lead as of January 17 with $106, but it's still wide open with and end date of February 14. Simply put by 10th grader Alex Miller, "It's always good to help other people."


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.