When our eldest son (now 10) was 6, his first grade class read Beatrice's Goat. They were enthralled and spent that year doing projects to raise money for Heifer.
The next year my son was disappointed that his class wasn't doing such a project.
"Could we raise money for Heifer?" he asked. How could we say no to that?
Together we planned what my son named the No Food Feast. We invited 12 kindergarten and 2nd graders to our home and asked them to bring money they would have spent on food for party snacks. We watched "12 Stones" and the 7-year-olds read the captions to the younger kids. Each child drew a picture of what it would look like to end hunger in the whole world, for everyone. We took those pictures and shrunk them down to card-sized. Selling the packs of 12 cards for $10 each, the kids were able to raise $450 for Heifer.
Since then we donate every year, and tell everyone we can about this wonderful organization.
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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!
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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!
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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!
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