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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.

Santa Clarita Public Library Launches Summer Reading Program Santa Clarita Public Library Launches Summer Reading Program. Photo credit: KHTS AM 1220

Participants in this summer's reading program at Santa Clarita Public Library will vote for ducks, llamas or water buffalos as part of Heifer's Read to Feed program. The library plans to send send the donations in proportion to the voting. In 2012, the library raised $3,000 and purchased goats, chicks and bees to help people in need around the world.

Hallel Adina Michal Shapiro-Franklin Hallel Adina Michal Shapiro-Franklin is raising funds for Heifer International for her mitzvah project. Photo credit: Cleveland Jewish News

Fifth graders from Hawthorne Brook Middle School held a "HeiFair" with crafts, baked goods and face-painting, to benefit Heifer. Teacher Judy Brown, said "The students wanted to do something to help people, and were very excited to be able to take part in raising funds for Heifer International."

A big thanks to Hallel Adina Michal Shapiro-Franklin, who attends The Agnon School in Clevelend. She  sponsored a volunteer night the Cleveland Foodbank and is raising money for Heifer International for her mitzvah project.

Heifer International's Read to Feed program made Erin Cobb's ten on Tuesday blog post. Thanks for the mention, and good luck to Sarah with her goal of 60 books!

Morgan Township students (in northwest Indiana) blew their original goal out of the water and raised a whopping $13,127 by reading books this past school year. You can watch the news report here.

Hiefer's own Elizabeth Bintliff was featured in this year's Women to Watch issue of Little Rock Soiree.

Like hostas? Stop by the hosta sale and arts and crafts fundraiser on Saturday, August 25, at Rich’s Foxwillow Pines Nursery Inc., Woodstock, Illinois. Proceeds will benefit Heifer International and Mano a Mano International Partners.

The NGO alliance, InterAction, of which Heifer International is a part, recently pledged $750 at the London nutrition summit to invest in nutrition programs over the next five years.


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.