Last spring, the students at my school raised money for Heifer International. The goal of the organization is to end hunger and poverty throughout the world. They use the money to give animals to poverty-stricken communities. This is like giving someone a small business because the animals provide wool, milk, eggs and much more to allow these communities to help themselves. Animal donations can provide families a hand up, increasing access to medicine, school, food and a sustainable livelihood. The students in our schools can choose to raise money that will be used to donate animals such as cows, goats, llamas, sheep, and more. You can also donate items such as medicine kits, water pumps, and you can even send a young child to school.

Our school’s youth counselor, Mrs. Phoebe Arancio, is the head of the Heifer Project at Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School. She shows us how to organize and create posters. If our school raises enough money we can donate many animals and soon will help our many communities.

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Hence, the Heifer Project is very important to helping out people in need. It also motivates the kids in our school to be kind and caring and to understand that we can make a positive difference in the world.

You can do this too! Visit them online: heifer.org