Monday, December 29, 2008
Have a Cow! - Post #400
a girl in Nepal hugs her family's goat
This is my post #400! I started this blog in January 2006. It has been almost 3 years of blogging! What fun this has been! I love that I have "met" people from all over the world, and that I have learned so much from other bloggers. Thanks to all the quilters, moms, friends, writers, and artists whose blogs I have visited and your advice or inspiration from which I have benefited.
So in celebration of my Post #400, I am offering a challenge to my readers. Please go to this website,
read about Heifer International, and make a donation if you can! Heifer started in 1944, understanding that "peace can only begin where hunger and poverty end." What they do is provide an animal such as a goat, a llama, a flock of geese, a cow, to a family in need.. they teach the family how to care for the animal and how to use its resources. The animal provides milk for the family, or provides labor (such as pulling a plow) or provides protein and/or provides products that can be sold. This helps the family become self-sufficient. In return for receiving the animal, the family promises to pass on an offspring to another family and also helps teach them how to care for it. So the cycle keeps giving, and the sustenance helps the health and happiness of many families!
I am going to make a donation to Heifer, also. It kind of depends on how many comments I get. Maybe I'll make a donation of $1.00 per comment. Maybe 1 penny per comment, or if I get a bazillion comments, maybe I'll donate a flat amount. This will be decided after I see how many comments I get and what I can afford.
I'm happy to introduce my readers to this wonderful organization, Heifer International, and I hope that most or all of you will make a donation. Even a small amount will help the project. (And by the way, this particular charity is an excellent steward of resources, with a very high rating, so you know that your money is going to where it is needed. This is one reason I continue to give to Heifer.)
Thanks to all, and if you can, please donate to Heifer! And leave a comment, please, to give me a challenge, too.