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.

Burns Park School Photo credit: AAPS News

Burns Park teachers in Ann Arbor dressed as farm animals to kick off a fundraiser for Heifer International. Students are celebrating Reading Month this March by “reading to feed” and taking pledges to help end hunger and poverty.

The Garbage Men Photo credit: Hernando Today

The Garbage Men, a band of five teenagers from Sarasota with instruments made of recycled materials like a cereal box guitar and glass bottle xylophone, recently played at the Rockin' the Ranch festival at Sertoma Youth Ranch last Saturday. The group not only promotes recycling, it is helping to defeat hunger and poverty by donating all proceeds from record sales to Heifer.

Last Sunday (March 3), the Rev. Carra McFadden of Centre Congregational Church Brattlebor, Vermont, gave a sermon on "Facing Our Worldliness." The congregation is facing its worldiness with special studies, readings, music and offerings, including the sale of Easter cards, which will benefit the mission of Heifer.

A Benedictine nun from Washington state wrote a recent blog post about Betty LaDuke, an artist who has traveled to see Heifer projects around the world with countless paintings inspired by these experiences. An interesting post with images of some of the paintings.

Walk for Health Photo credit: TCPalm.com

The Eta Eta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority held its 2nd annual Walk for the Health of It, and not just for the health of the walkers, but for people around the globe. Proceeds were given to Heifer, the American Kidney Fund, and a local clinic that provides medical care to the underinsured.

Boyce students and staff in Michigan hope to raise $5,000 to help families around the world, by "diving into a good book." The school is participating in Heifer International's Read to Feed program since March is Reading Month. Plus, some of the older students (grades 3-5) plan to write to local businesses asking for donations. One of the students said, "this can change the whole world." We here at Heifer agree.

Congrats to Kristyn Arnold, who was a 2013 Heroes with Heart awardee for her efforts in supporting Heifer International and World Vision. The award, given by Help End Abuse for Life (HEAL) in the communities of Lincoln County and Mescalero, New Mexico, celebrates local individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

 

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.