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Shannon Scott, Proviso West High School Librarian, recently sent a very generous donation to Heifer International on behalf of the school’s National Honor Society. Along with the donation, she included a brief letter explaining a bit about how the students came to raise funds for Heifer...
"My name is Mitch and my brother's name is Will. We are lucky to have a wonderful person in our lives that we call Grandma K. She is one of those people that has had an opportunity to travel the world and see many different cultures. She enjoys being out in the world and trying new and different things. One of the things that is important to her is giving back. We have been able to learn about giving back through her by the gifts she has given through Heifer International in our names to many different families. I am now 12 and my brother is 7. She has been doing this for several years for our birthdays and Christmas. This Christmas we were both able to donate llamas. We learned that the honeybees that my brother just donation for his 7th birthday make honey that is the only human food that never spoils! We didn't know that! We hope to be able to keep giving to families in need all over the world. Thanks to our wonderful Grandma K and to Heifer International for all that they do to help people live better lives."
About mid-December Heifer International received a generous donation from New Freedom in Christ Church, located in South Dakota. Along with their donation, they included the featured photo and the following letter. We hope you find it as inspiring as we did!
We saw an incredible opportunity to create a real life connection with members of our church at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee in Northwest Ohio. Our hope was that when people can actually see what they are donating, that they are more likely to participate. We took our alpaca, Sonny, to church to be a representative for Heifer International. The one on one interaction was wonderful. We explained the process of gifting livestock to provide a livelihood to a family in need. Sonny's impact on the congregation has yet to be measured, as the church is collecting donations through the holiday season. But in any case being an ambassador for Heifer International has been a priceless opportunity. We encourage all livestock breeders to use their animals to promote the ending of hunger and poverty throughout the world.
Twenty-seven students at St. John Catholic School in Kansas City participated in Heifer International's Read to Feed program. Together they read nearly 450 books this summer, and by collecting sponsors for the books read, they raised $2,090 for Heifer International! The students generously decided to donate one heifer, three schools of fish, one water buffalo, two llamas, two sheep, one goat, tree seedlings, three rabbits, two beehives, two flocks of chicks, one flock of ducks and one flock of geese! Congratulations and thank you to the students of St. John Catholic School!
A small community of 4,000 surpasses their fundraising goal for Heifer International and the resulting consequences are adorable.
The Half Hollow Hills High School West Environmental Club is proud to announce that they were able to raise $3,010 to be donated to Heifer International, a nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty and hunger through sustainable, values based holistic community development.
Picture seven tall kitchen waste baskets full of used, empty bottles and cans. It looks like a pile of junk! That is, unless your name is Shea Berry. With many of the bottles and cans carrying coding for refundable recycling, Shea recognized their true value.
Kids from twelve families kicked-off the summer asking friends, neighbors and relatives to sponsor them for the books they would read this summer. After 60 days, the kids read over 500 books and raised $2732 for Heifer International.
Llamas and their cousin the alpaca have been invaluable for the people of South America since the Incas domesticated them around 4,000 B.C.