For several months, the East Elementary School has been collecting change to donate to the Heifer Foundation. Since 1944, Heifer International has worked to bring help, healing and hope to millions of impoverished families worldwide. In its first 68 years, Heifer assisted more than 15 million in more than 125 countries. In areas where hunger and despair once prevailed, Heifer programs have reinvigorated communities through livestock and training.
Heifer International works in the areas of livestock and agriculture to develop programs that alleviate hunger and poverty. The field staff is comprised of specialists and the programs are considered among the most successful in the world.
The East Elementary community was able to collect $135.70 to send to the Heifer International. The gift of a goat requires a donation of $120.00.
The gift of a dairy goat is lasting, meaningful to help a little girl or boy on the other side of the world. The gift of a dairy goat can supply a family with up to several quarts of nutritious mild a day. Extra milk can be sold or used to make cheese or yogurt.
Picture that is attached is from left to right: Menaka Srinivasan, Penny Rabatsky, Megan Francis and Nena Harris counting the donations to the Heifer Foundation. The girls are in Mrs. Ross’s fourth grade class.