On Sunday, November 17, Linda McBee and I had the pleasure of going to First Presbyterian Church in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to present Pastor Dan Fowler and his congregation with an Ark plaque for their generous donation of $8,000 for a goat project in Nduma, near Nairobi, Kenya. We were warmly welcomed by the church members and were each given a gift of a jar of ingredients to make a winter bean soup.
Pastor Fowler led a beautiful service, which we enjoyed very much. During the service, Linda and I presented the plaque to the pastor and the congregation. We also included a gift of a book of Betty LaDuke's lovely paintings and stories of her travels to Heifer projects around the world. After the service, we met with folks in the social hall for refreshments and a chance to get acquainted and talk a bit more about Heifer's work.
We spoke with leaders of the church's "mission project" who were instrumental in getting the project funded and who were pleased and enthusiastic to know their work has come to fruition. We are grateful for this opportunity to honor their kindness.
(In picture - left to right: mission committee members Cathy Hollenback, chair Linda Runner, committee member Dale Botsford, Heifer International representative Caroline Bonett gives an Ark Plaque to Rev. Dan Fowler and Heifer International representative Linda McBee.)
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I am happy to announce that after two weeks of hard work, our students from Preschool through 8th grade have raised $1,417.31 to give to Heifer International. This fundraising was a school-wide service project and we are very proud of the students! Click the title of this story to read more...
We filled the Ark and had a great time doing it! ...As an incentive, the Religious Education staff promised to kiss a pig if the goal was reached. Click on the title of this story to read more...
The Ark became the conversational topic of the community. It offered our members a wonderful opportunity to spread the word of the fantastic work done by Heifer International. Click the title of this story to read more...
I have 30 students from a Title I school where more than 75% of them receive free and reduced lunch. They participated in two swap meets, a bake sale, the Chores for Change fundraiser, collecting cans and bottles and asking for donations in order to collect enough funds to help send a girl to school. Click the title of this story to read more...
Valentina, a kindergarten student in North Carolina, shared, "I like helping people." Thank you, Valentina, for helping Heifer help people!
On Wednesday, the Vacation Bible School at Henderson United Methodist Church in Little Rock received a visit from Heifer Village and learned how a simple animal, such as a goat, can have a great impact on families in need! Click the title of this story to read more...
In 2012 we began a 20k trail run. Hoof It for Heifer is held on the Boy Scouts of America hiking trail in Petit Jean State Park atop Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton, AR. The popularity of the run among trail runners has increased each year and with that we have been able to increase the amount we give to Heifer. We held our fourth run in April 2015 with 126 runners registered. Click the title of the story to read more...
...I had challenged the children of our congregation (ten children ages 3- to 11-years old) to help raise money to buy one sheep for Heifer. And when I gave them that challenge, one of the older girls said that they would raise enough for two sheep and the rest of the children cheered--they were very enthusiastic! Click the title of this story to read more.
Transitional kindergarten student, Carla, shared, "Heifer helps people!" If you would like to learn more about our mission, please click on the following link: http://www.heifer.org/ending-hunger/index.html.
A student at Hickory Day School in North Carolina sent us this photo, depicting their idea of a world without hunger. Thank you for sharing!
Reid said about his drawing, "Heifer gives a poor person a chicken." You can learn more about our chick donations here: http://www.heifer.org/gift-catalog/index.html.
In 2005 I was an intern as a pre-service teacher in a first grade classroom where we studied all about insects. As a parting gift to my class, I made a donation to Heifer International in their honor. I made a donation of a honeybee hive. We talked in class about how donating these bees would be a lifelong gift and that when they had children who were in first grade learning about insects and honeybees that hive would still be producing honey in a village somewhere. If you are interested in learning more about Heifer International's honeybee donation option, please click here.
Kinsley, transitional kindergarten student in North Carolina, shared that this photo depicts a family that "Heifer came to help because they didn't have food or drink." We are so glad you understand our mission, Kinsley!
Transitional kindergarten student, Emmeline, shared with us, "I helped raise money so you could give someone a cow." Thank you so much for your generosity, Emmeline!
"A family just got the gift of a bunny," shared Kylie. Thank you for joining us in the fight against hunger and poverty!