Preschool Heaps on Heifer Gifts! (4/30/18)

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in EventReport, kids, Mission: Beyond our Community, OFH | 0 comments

Manor residents visit OFH to read to kids

Our preschool, Our Father’s House, not only gives 2-4 year olds a head start in their education, it also opens their eyes to the excitement of mission. 

In addition to the “ABCs” of learning, each month features a different missions project.  We collect things, donate things, and visit people.  We learn to love as we learn about those in need.

In April, our project was to collect for Heifer International

 

 

What is Heifer International?

Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth. They help poor and hungry people help themselves. By giving families a hand-up, not just a handout, they are empowered to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity.Heifer _logo

The animals purchased don’t just provide a reliable source of food, but also a reliable source of income. Extra agricultural products, such as milk from cows or goats, honey from bees or eggs from chickens, can be both shared within the community and sold at market. This new income, coupled with the training in sustainable practices that Heifer International provides, allows others to clothe their families, provide them with medical care and send their children to school. When not just one but many families gain this new sustainable produce and income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural co-ops, and forming community savings and loan groups to help fund entrepreneurial start-ups.

It’s a lofty goal, but it is happening! In communities around the world, Heifer International is helping people lift themselves from hunger and poverty.

 

A Moooving Success!

This year’s effort was one of the most fruitful ever.  We collected a total of $928 which was used to donate a variety of “shares” for animals.  Each class voted where they wanted their donations to go.  Collectively, we gave the following to Heifer International:

1 Biogas Stove…
1 Share of a Heifer…
2 Shares of Fish…
2 Shares of a Goat…
2 Shares of a Sheep…
2 Shares of a Pig…
2 Shares of Seedlings…
3 Trios of Rabbits…
2 Gifts of Honey Bees…
3 Flocks of Chicks…
1 Flock of Ducks/Geese…
And: A $300 gift of Clean Water!!!

 

Thanks to all who participated!  Your gift offers something no store-bought gift can – a lifetime of opportunities for a struggling and hungry family/village in an underserved and often overlooked part of the world. 

 

Part of the Heifer mission is that each family who receives an animal agrees to give one of their animal’s offspring to another family.  Heifer calls is “Passing on the Gift”.  It means that our gift will keep on giving for many generations to come. 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP WITH THIS WORTHWHILE MISSION PROJECT!  The children have enjoyed it!


 

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For more about Our Father’s House preschoool:  Our Fathers House  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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