Around the Web: Student of the Month, Cookies, and Other Fundraisers

By Linda Meyers

July 8, 2012

Every Sunday we will highlight some of the people who are funding our work creatively or helping us spread the word of our mission online. If you spot Heifer International while you’re surfing the web or know of a fun or creative fundraising effort, please share it with us here in the comments.

Congratulations to Beatrice Garrard, one of Edmonds-area high school June Students of Month. She took part in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) pledge-per-page,"write-a-thon" fundraiser, which raised more than $1,000 for Heifer International and relief for Japanese earthquake refugees.

Students at St. Marys Catholic Middle School raised $660 by donating leftover change and contributing $1 to participate in dress-down day. Students have chosen to purchase a heifer, a goat and two flocks of chicks.

Readers at Watertown Free Public Library have already logged 250 hours in their Summer Reading program, halfway to their first goal of 500 hours, when they can donate a flock of geese to Heifer International. Their ultimate goal is 2000 hours, which will allow them to donate a pig.
Novato Girl Scout Troop 31184 decided to take a unique approach and do something generous with the proceeds from its cookie sales, by donating donating 100 percent of the profits from this year’s cookie sales to three causes: Heifer International, World Concern’s 44-Cent Cure and Daraja Academy.