It’s that time of year! Time for our annual Heifer International blog fundraising goodness where we spread the cheer for one of the most worthy causes out there. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post OR Tweet a link to this post (https://bit.ly/thH5O1) and include the hashtag #NBHeifer to help raise money for a great cause.
And you too can participate with your own pledge!
You may have already heard of Heifer International, an organization that works to fight hunger by giving needy families around the world and in the United States livestock, training, or other assistance that helps improve their livelihood. Heifer has been recognized for its work in Fast Company and Forbes, among other places.
I know these are some difficult economic times for many people, but if you have anything to spare this holiday season I hope you’ll consider making a donation.
And in order to encourage people to spread the word about this worthy cause, there are two ways to help increase the giving love (and feel free to do both):
- For every comment someone makes in this post between now and 6PM Pacific time on Friday, I will donate $2.00.
- For every tweet that includes a) the hashtag #NBHeifer and b) a link back to this post (https://bit.ly/thH5O1) I will donate another $2.00. (up to $2,000 between the two)
And, better yet, if you want in on the fun you could do a per-comment pledge on your own blog and enter it into the linky list at the bottom of this post. We can encourage everyone to stop by so we can multiply the giving! Over the past two years we raised over $3,000 together.
In your comment I hope you’ll list:
1. Your name
2. Where you’re from
3. A wish for 2011
4. (optional) Your own per-comment pledge (amounts totally up to you). Write a dedicated post on your blog for people to leave comments on your blog and link to Heifer and state your pledge. Then enter it into the linky list below so everyone can stop by and leave a comment.
Thanks, everyone, for helping make the world a better place!
UPDATE: Upping bid to $2.00!
No blog or Twitter account to help out, but saw your post just after opening a letter from Heifer International. We're duck people, so another lucky family will be hearing quacks soon.
Wishing many more people to benefit from individual and community programs like this. Thanks for such an innovative way of spreading the word.
Angelia Almos/Angie Derek says
I love Heifer. I'm Angelia Almos from California and my wish is for those who need help are able to find it.
Cindy from Southern California. My wish is for more kindness and compassion at every level of society.
Lynne Kelly says
I love Heifer International!
Spring, TX (Houston-ish)
I hope it doesn't sound cliche to say that my wish is for peace on Earth, but seriously, I wish people would quit fighting and killing each other because they have differing beliefs.
Doing a $2/comment on my own blog too! Link is on the list above.
Stephanie from California, and I think it's great you're doing this again, Nathan!
My wish is that every U.S. politician would watch the movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and as a result become more like Mr. Smith!
kathryn magendie says
Linking this to my blog! I love giving "memorial" gifts on behalf of my brother, granny, and now my father. A great organization.
Good holidays to you and yours, Nathan
Great way to change peoples' lives!
Candice in Texas, and I'm hoping 2012 is the year everyone does one big thing they've always wanted to do. Life is too short to put things off indefinitely.
February Grace says
Merry Christmas, Great Jedi Master!
I hope that 2012 brings you only wonderful surprises, the peace that comes from following your heart (which is obviously a very big heart!) and the blessing of friends and family all around you.
Robena Grant says
Robena from the California desert. Love the Heifer organization. Love what you are doing here, Nathan.
My wish for 2012 is that we all find some place of comfort within ourselves and live by the motto of more wag, less bark.
February Grace says
Oh, and thusly tweeted too!
Brief aside: Wow, Nathan. One more person and you're at 6000 followers. That's incredible!!!
Laura Leigh Goyer says
What a wonderful idea!
I'm Laura from beautiful British Columbia and my wish for 2012 is a cure for cancer.
I'm also doing a per-comment pledge on my own blog where I will donate $1 per comment to Heifer International. (See the link list at the bottom of Nathan's post.)
Meghan Ward says
I wish that everyone I know will donate this year to some great cause, whether it's Heifer International or their local homeless shelter, so those in need can also have happy holidays.
Steven Roiphe says
Thank you, Nathan, from Downeast Maine. It's great that you're rallying us writers for such a good cause. Happy holidays everyone!
Debra Eve | Later Bloomer says
Debra from Los Angeles. I get the Heifer catalog every holiday season. Wonderful organization. Wish for all to have what the need most this year.
Sarah from Portland Oregon! My wish is for world peace. 🙂
Fiona Paul says
Fiona Paul from St. Louis.
A generous friend once donated a heifer in my name and I've been hooked on Heifer Int'l ever since.
Man, a lot of my dreams came true in 2010 and 2011 so for 2012 I am wishing happiness and success to my fellow Apocalypsies and to everyone reading this, especially other writers. (Not wannabe writers, not aspiring writers, not amateur writers, WRITERS, because that's what you are. Now own it 🙂 )
Kayeleen Hamblin says
How did I miss this post?
I'm Kayeleen from Southern Utah. My wish for 2011 is to be a great mom and have time for all the other things to do, as well.
Shakier Anthem says
Right on! This is a great organization. Thanks so much for doing this!
Glenda Rogers says
Give a person a fish and he eats for the day. Teach him how to fish and he has food for a lifetime. I wholly support the work Heifer Project does.
Nora Lester Murad says
Very creative idea to spread the word and get people involved in giving. I live in Jerusalem, Palestine and I wish for peace and justice in Gaza.