Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Help fight hunger with Heifer International

Travel is a great way to meet people from other countries, but sometimes we don't have to leave home to connect with someone on the other side of the planet.

A charity called Heifer International helps people give the valuable gift of a farm animal to a family in a developing country. Today, as a small way to help fight hunger--which has already claimed more than 3 million lives this year alone--bloggers around the world are encouraging their readers to donate as part of a campaign called Unite for Hunger and Hope.

Want to find out more? Check out Steven Colbert's interview with Elizbeth Bintliff of Heifer International. If you live in Canada, see the Comedy Network clip; if you're in the U.S., see the clip on Comedy Central.

3 comments:

Easton Ellsworth said...

Laura, thank you for mentioning Heifer! I've just had the opportunity to help them organize and carry out the online part of the Pass On The Gift campaign, and it's been an amazing and touching experience.

Didn't Elizabeth do a fabulous job? As did Daisy. :)

So sad, though, that hunger is alive and well in this world. Please encourage your blog readers to give here: http://budurl.com/buteam

That link goes to the Bloggers Unite Team Heifer page, which will will help Heifer track donations for today's event, Unite For Hunger And Hope, which you can learn about here: http://budurl.com/potgunite

workhard said...

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Laura Byrne Paquet said...

Do check them out, WorkHard...thanks! Heifer seems to be doing a lot of good work in a lot of places that need it!