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Ark Quilt Raises Money and Awareness for Heifer

Dear Heifer International, Enclosed please find a check in the amount of $5,000 from the congregation at First United Methodist Church in Three Rivers, Texas. We are a very small congregation; however, the youth of our church and our congregation greatly support your goal of "giving people a hand up, not a hand out." The enclosed donation is from "Heifer Offerings" which are taken every fourth Sunday of the month. One of our members, Diana Hill, created a beautiful "Ark Quilt." Members chose an animal or plant to be embroidered on the quilt and made a donation to our Heifer fund; the name of the donor was embroidered on the back of the quilt. The completed quilt sold to the highest bidder for $1,500 in a silent auction at our church. This is the second time we have raised enough funds to purchase an "Ark." Heifer's accomplishments are impressive. Sincerely, Sammie Huff Kohlman Mission and Evangelism Committee

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A Houston Teacher Spins a Negative into a Positive

Houston is considered the most diverse city in the United States, and our high school reflects that. We are part of a very large urban school district, but we are a small specialized school. We serve young immigrants that have recently arrived in the United States. Many are over age for a traditional school setting, and many come with interrupted education from their home country because of war, gang intimidation or lack of funds. All have landed at our door with the desire to learn English, earn a high school diploma, and improve their lives and those of their families. To learn how these students raised funds for Heifer, please click on the title of this story...

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ELI Students Donate to Heifer While Learning More English

UHD’s English Language Institute made a $1,380.00 Christmas donation to Heifer International. ELI students, themselves hailing from all over the world, collected contributions from family, friends, UHD students, faculty and staff. A group of ELI students said, “We never knew that we could do something so wonderful for a village and learn even more English in the process!” With the money collected, ELI students purchased the following gifts: 180 baby chicks, 80 ducklings, 60 goslings, three rabbits, two goats, two sheep, one biogas stone, one water irritation pump, one pig, one llama, and one alpaca. “It was the best Christmas I’ve ever had,” a student said. “It was so exciting to help!” Submitted by Gail Kellersburger

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Students Do Chores for a Goat

After reading the book, Beatrice’s Goat, a picture book about a family that receives a goat from Heifer International, our learners were inspired to take action and buy a goat for the cause. We had been discussing the concept of value. We decided that a goat could change a life and that it would be very valuable to another family. I challenged our learners to do chores above and beyond what they have to do normally to earn some money from their parents to donate to our cause. We set up a fundraising thermometer in our room and watched the money come in. Our families sent in pictures of their children doing their chores. We raised the $120 for the goat and more still came in so we bought a flock of chicks as well! We were excited to take action and be a part of this project. Submitted by Jacquie G.

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15 Days of Random Acts of Kindness

There is a history behind this donation. The second and third grade class at Terrace Elementary School in Richardson, TX each won $100 from our Altrusa International, Inc. of Richardson, TX Club as a reward for winning the "15 Days of Random Acts of Kindness" challenge the school held earlier this year. They personally selected what animals they wanted to donate. The children had so much fun picking which animals to select and were so excited to receive the opportunity to help others to create a better world. We are giving them your animal buttons and stickers to give them additional recognition. Thank you for sending them to us. Thank you, Jane Tucker International Relations Committee Co-Chair Althrusa International, Inc. of Richardson, TX

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Kid's Carnival Raises Money for Heifer

Dear Heifer International, We really enjoyed using "Animal Crackers" last year to learn about animals and how they help people. We learned that all God has created and was created for a reason and we should do our part to take care of it and help take care of others, too! We raised $783.00 at our Christ's Kids Carnival for Heifer International. We made a poster at the carnival but it was too big to send, so we are sending you a picture of it. Thank you for all you do to teach and provide for others around the world. Peace & Love, Christ's Kids at 1st UMC Crane, TX

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Avery

Heifer would like to thank Avery for participating in our first annual honor card contest!

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World of Girls

During their second year as Brownies (3rd grade), my Girl Scout troop worked on a journey called "World of Girls." Click the title of this story to read more...

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Abbey's Animals at Grace UMC

Abbey's Animals is the name of our Heifer International Mission Project at Grace United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. Named after one of our youngest members, Abbey goes around with the feed bucket and collects spare change every week. At the end of the year, we let her choose from a list how to spend our money. At the end of 2014 we raised $425, which Abbey chose to purchase one goat, a share of sheep, a flock of chicks and to send a girl to school. We can't wait to see what our small but mighty church will do this year! - Sandy Lundberg

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The Green Team Coalition at Brookhaven College Supports Heifer

Carrie Schweitzer, Director of Sustainability, at Brookhaven College in Dallas, TX sent Heifer International a letter, updating us about a recent fundraiser conducted by the college's Green Team Coalition. She shared the following with us...

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Kate

Heifer International would like to thank Judy and Greg for donating in honor of this featured artist, Kate!

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Young Entrepreneurs Give Back

At Canyon Creek in Austin, Texas we were studying how the economic system works and wanted to raise money to make the world a better place. Our students voted for Heifer International. Click the title of this story to read more...

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Courage to Change

Last fall over 30 at-risk teens in the Courage to Change program in Denton, TX, raised over $800 for Heifer International’s Read to Feed Campaign. They learned that they can make a difference and bring awareness to world poverty and hunger through reading. They even wrote a rap about it! Click the title of this story to read more...

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English Language Institute's Spirit of Giving

Christmas came early this year at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI). Instead of the typical holiday gift exchange, the ELI instructors and staff decided to do something small to make a big difference for members of the international community. The team came together to raise funds for Heifer International. Click the title of this story to read more...

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A Wedding Photographer Passes on the Gift

I began making monthly contributions to Heifer about a year ago. It was very important to me that I do something to help. My time is limited and with Heifer being in another area, financial contributions made the most sense. I wanted to be able to contribute more, so I decided to think of a way to fund raise. Click the title of this story to read more...