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Every week 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.

Girl Scout Visit Photo credit: Denisecrappell.blogspot.com

Denise brought her girls scouts to our headquarters, toured our building, spent some time at Heifer Village learning about what we do, and bought a pig! Check out her blog post to read about their day.

After reading Beatrice's Goat, third graders at Humble Elementary School began a fundraiser for Heifer International and raised $450, enough for three goats, two flocks of chicks, one flock of ducks and a package of honeybees.

Tererai Trent grew up in rural Zimbabwe and is from a Heifer International project family. She now has three degrees, is a humanitarian, scholar and speaker, and is the focus of a great post on CNN's Schools of Thought blog.

Becky Mauer gives to Heifer International Becky Maurer
Photo Credit: The Hastings Reminder

Fifteen-year-old Becky Maurer raises chickens, pigs and lambs for 4-H. She realizes that is a luxury for some and even lifesaving source of food. So, she's asking fellow 4-Hers to donate from the sales of their animals to Heifer International and show the world how 4-H youths truly give back.

This company offers a unique way to give to Heifer International: Turn in your used iPhone, and buy a water buffalo for a family in need. According to eleGreen's VP of marketing and operations, Spencer House, “This is a huge opportunity for our customers to give back to families in need, while disposing of their used cellphones in an environmentally-safe way.”

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.