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...
The end of hunger isn’t a fairy tale
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The work we do may be serious, but we always need to find the fun.Pierre Ferrari, CEO of Heifer International
For the fifth year children attending Kids Summer Day Camp at the First Baptist Church in Girard have given their support to Heifer International by collecting their pennies. Click the title of this story to read more!
Cindy Wakeland, Director of Religious Education with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana Champaign in Illinois, recently notified Heifer International of an incredible day camp they hosted. Click the title of this story to read more!
If you want to make yourself happy, serve others. If you want to make others happy, serve others.Pierre Ferrari, CEO of Heifer International speaking at the 2015 YNPN National Conference & Leaders Institute
Heifer would like to thank Avery for participating in our first annual honor card contest!
I was one of the adults who visited Heifer Ranch in Arkansas from June 18-20 with the Ottawa Kansas First United Methodist Group. I wrote the following poem about our experience and I plan to read it on August 2nd when we give our presentation to the church. Someone suggested I send it to you! Click the title of this story to read more...
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...
Two teams of cyclists are traversing two different continents all for the same cause: ending hunger and poverty. Click the title of this story to read more...
It’s not every day you hear of 4th graders learning the value of economics. But when Heifer International received a $480 donation along with a letter referencing “mini-society business sessions” taking place during 4th graders’ economic studies, we were intrigued. Click the title of this story to read more...
I am a woman among women, and my family is well respected in the villageGagnessiri Ndiaye, http://tinyurl.com/qhbuvnn