Heifer International

The culmination of Grace’s literacy project made me cry. For a month now, Grace has read for about an hour each evening in order to earn money to be donated to impoverished families in Uganda. Her school class had a goal to earn enough money to provide a family with a renewable food source. A goat. Each 2nd grade class in her school participated, and they hoped to be able to pay for 4 goats total. These goats can make such a big difference in the lives of these families, and I was so proud to learn that a small group of 7 and 8 year olds read their way to helping 30 families. It was so touching to see all these smiling, happy, priviliged children do a small part in changing the world. I cried because I was touched by their efforts and humbled by all the little things I take for granted. Good thing no one saw me. Cry that is. That would have been embarrassing.

To learn more, visit Heifer International here.
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    Yes, my name is Arizona says:

    That’s awesome. I’ve heard of Heifer Int’l…they do good work. Its great that your daughter’s school got involved. And its great for getting kids to read!!!

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    Casey's trio says:

    It is quite clear that your children are learning important values early on in life! Kudos to you and their teachers:)

  3. 3

    Grace is so darn cute! That is awesome that they are doing that at School. What a great way to get kids to think how other people live. We don’t all live in our quaint little town of sometime snotty people 🙂 Great story I will share later.

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    latree says:

    golden hearts….

  5. 5

    I love this project. What a wonderful thing!

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    Melissa says:

    We did this, while I was a second grade teacher, as a school. It’s amazing stuff. I loved being a part of it.
    We did a run and got people to sponser us.
    It gave meaning and purpose to the run.
    Good times.

  7. 7

    What a wonderful thing to do. Grace looks wonderful standing up there speaking, what a proud mummy moment. Great job kids 🙂

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    Are You Serious! says:

    ♡ What an awesome thing to do! I would have cried too!

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    Gunnisac Sandersons says:

    I would have bawled!!! That is seriously on of the best projects. I think that is wonderful that she took it to heart and did such a fantastic job. Way to go Grace!

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    carrie & troy keiser says:

    How cool! Way to go kiddos!

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    What a great project and way to go Grace for reading every night. It makes me grateful for all that we have.

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    Shannon says:

    What an amazing thing to do! I think that it is critical that we teach our privileged children how important it is to give back. Way to go Grace!

  13. 13

    What a neat project…and don’t be embarassed to cry when you’re proud of your kids!! It’s all part of being a mom!!

  14. 14

    What a great idea. I love it when I see kids excited about an opportunity to better their communities or their world, and really get excited about service. Way to go Grace!