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.

Beatrice's Goat Beatrice's Goat

Polliwog on Safari writes up Beatrice's Goat, a book about Beatrice, a young girl whose life improved dramatically when her family received a goat from Heifer International. "Reading Beatrice's Goat with your children will open their eyes to the broader world and hopefully give them a sense that they can make a difference in it. One person can buy one goat that changes an entire family's lives for the better."

Mercy Academy students in Kentucky earned a $5,000 grant on behalf of Heifer International at the Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program, a national contest with about 1,500 groups of students from public and private schools participating. Students develop programs to help the hungry through raising awareness or providing direct assistance. Mercy students brought alpacas to school and charged $1 for students to get their photo with the alpaca.

I Heart Daily featured Heifer in this blog post, 3 Gifts for Dad, That Give Back. "While normally gifting your dad a trio of goats might result in a permanent grounding, when you buy them for a poverty-stricken community, all you’ll get is a thumbs-up."

 

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.