Every Sunday we 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.
Longtime supporter and author Patrick Rothfuss, founder of the charity Worldbuilders, which raises funds for Heifer International, tells us about his rival and antagonist Anton Strout, who very generously will donate $1 (matched dollar for dollar by publisher Penguin Books), for every preorder of his next book, Alchemystic. To find out how to preorder yours, take a look at Patrick's blog post.
Author Jan Lebak liked this idea so much that she decided to make her own offer: Preorder her book, The Wrong Enemy (release date is 9/28), and she will donate $1 to Heifer International as well.
We'd like to thank Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Social Media Editor, who wrote a great review of Heifer International's new Read to Feed site.
And thanks to Michael Fullam for giving us a shout-out on his blog, It's NOT about me. I like his words: "I write here about giving back - Heifer International is more like giving forward."
Runners and walkers participated in the I Heart Kids and Cows 5K Fun Run/Walk in Anchorage, Alaska, yesterday. Proceeds raised will be donated to Heifer International and Covenant House Alaska, which assists homeless youth.
Two of our favorite things, caring for the Earth and fighting hunger and poverty, came together in this year-long recycling program that fights hunger and poverty through a donation to Heifer. First United Methodist Church of Oroville Sunday School children raised $728.68 and bought a trio of rabbits, one sheep, a flock of chickens, one water buffalo, one pig and one llama through Heifer International.
For music fans in Chicago, the "wacky but soulful" Blooze Brothers Band is set to appear on October 11th at Sun City in Huntley, IL, in a concert to benefit Heifer International.