I'm a middle school teacher in my late 20s, a wife, and mother of a 3-year-old little girl and expecting our next little girl in just a few weeks!
I guess you can say I've always been one of those people waiting to figure out what my "something MORE" was...that big plan that God has for us while we proceed through the daily ins and outs of life. Just a few months ago I read "Half the Sky" and decided that I wanted to take on a project.
I re-started my blog, R.I.C.H. (Realizing I Can Help) with the purpose of actually accomplishing something—even if it was small. From there I began posting and decided to take on a small project.
I decided that Heifer International was such an awesome organization because they don't just give hand-outs, they give a hand-up. Instead of just providing food, they TEACH sustainability and economic independence. AND most importantly, they encourage the sharing of knowledge from one family who's been helped with another family who is still in need.
I decided to try to start small, a simple $250 fundraiser, and see if I could raise these funds by August 19th - for World Humanitarian Day. I've been posting on facebook and just recently passed out flyers in my neighborhood. While it's not a big project nor a huge outreach, it will be so awesome just to see if other people are inspired to make a difference. I already have my first donation of $60, so I only have another $190 to go!
And the best part? It's a great way to teach my little girl how to help others. She spent an afternoon walking with me passing out flyers and we talked about how helping others was important and a nice thing to do. That in itself was rewarding enough for me...
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I wanted to share my daughters display that she put together for her 4h agricultural fair that she and her club (Doesy Doats Dairy goat club) participated in. The public loved the display and many people took advantage of the pamphlets and goodies that you generously sent her (Sarah L). Thanks again for letting my daughter and her club be part of your wonderful foundation!
1966 - A photo of a Korean mother and her two children who received the gift of livestock through Heifer's mission efforts.
I’m sure you’ve heard the old proverb; “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day but if you teach a man to fish, he will eat for a lifetime.” Well what if everyone helped their neighbors with this same concept. The news is constantly filled with the growing disproportionate wealth in this world and the middle class disappearing bit by bit. But there are still organizations out there that are trying to help those less fortunate help themselves... Please Click the title to read the rest of the story!
People and farm animals filled the parking lot Saturday of Church of the Holy Nativity for its 10th annual Family Farm Fest. Along with providing the opportunity for families to get up close to, and learn about, a variety of live farm animals, the event supports Heifer International... Please click the title of the story to read more!
Our Precious Angels' Child Care Center and Pre-School, in its many efforts to continually give back to the community, has successfully completed its first Read to Feed program... Please click the title to read more!
We tallied the votes... this year’s kid-friendly honor card art competition winner is Laila, 12, from Indian Harbour Beach, FL! Your drawing of what Heifer means to you was voted the top card! Congratulations, Laila!
We need YOUR vote! After receiving over 100 drawings for our new 2016 kid-friendly honor card, we have narrowed it down to four finalists! Vote by clicking on the links in the story and commenting with the number of your favorite drawing to help us pick the new card! Please click the title of the story to get the links.
Submitted by Nora L | Armonk NY
The Family of Kysuconova. Grandmother, parents and 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl are thanking most heartily for the generous gift of a fine cow given to them from the American friends of Czechoslovakia; this cow is their saviour from starvation.
One sweet gesture by one 4-H family in Dickinson County, Kansas, has bloomed onto a global scale. In three years, the Tokach family of Abilene, Kansas, has raised enough donations through their 4-H beekeeping project and their small batches of honey to donate 165 honeybee hives through Heifer Project International. That’s $4,950 worth of honeybees that are donated to villagers around the world who are trying to change their lives. Please click the title of the article to read more!
Dear Heifer International, We are students in Miss DeMerell's second grade class in Chandler, Arizona. We earn class money each week for things like showing role model behavior, performing our class jobs, and reading minutes... Please click the title to read the full letter!
“When I grow up, I want to go to these places and help the people,” first grader Diego Reyes, reflected on his experience with Heifer International’s Read to Feed program. Diego is one of four extraordinary first-graders along with a big brother who participated in the Read to Feed program at Pietrini School, located in Franklin Park, Illinois... Please click the title of the story to read more!!