A recent issue of the Heifer Foundation magazine, World Ark, contains an interesting story called “A Novel Approach” in which several writers are lending their visibility to raise money for The Heifer Foundation. Laurie R. King, author The Language of Bees and The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, as well as Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind both provided interesting online campaigns. Between them they raised more than $150,000 to help end hunger and poverty. Check it out at www.heifer.org/team.
I’m a big fan of the Heifer Foundation, (and I’m on the Ambassadors Council which sounds impressive but really only requires a certain level of donation. Still, I hang the certificate proudly because I believe in what they’re doing). The Heifer Foundation combines, as far as I’m concerned, the best of several facets of a philanthropic organization. It teaches skills that develop self-sufficiency and self-directed prosperity; it has a clear understanding of sustainable and local agriculture and animal husbandry; it practices gender equality, which is a tremendously important key to making the world a better place.
Causes Jess Wells Supports
Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International, Friends of the Urban Forest, The Heifer Project, Forests Forever, NRDC