EDIT: We’ve had a few people ask how long this fundraiser is going to run so thought there might be other people interested. We are running it until Easter Sunday, April 24. So, if you’d like to work on contributing as a family, or if you’d like to become a team member and collect more donations, there is plenty of time 🙂
Spring is the season of new hope and opportunity. This spring we are asking you, our dear readers, to join us in helping those in great need.
For a while now, Mom and I have discussed ways in which we could use the popularity of our blog to give something back to the world as a whole. We feel that we are blessed with the opportunity to reach so many. Wee Folk Art itself has become a service project in our minds. We know that our free patterns have been used by many families that have had financial challenges. We know that there are many children who have received beautiful homemade gifts in times when their families had little to give. We also know that many have sold projects using our patterns to raise some money for their families, schools or other service projects. Their stories have helped keep us inspired and given us encouragement to countinue our work.
So what are we asking? My mother and I decided this spring to pull some of our spending money and instead of adding to our crafting stashes for a few weeks, to buy a sheep. A whole sheep… a whole sheep with all it’s woolly goodness for a community in need through Heifer International. But why stop there, we thought? We know others, many others, who we can ask to help, too. So we have created a Heifer team with a $2,000 goal. Being our first time trying a project like this, we weren’t sure what our goal should be… but if each of our daily readers gave just $1 we would exceed that goal the first day. If each of our unique monthly readers gave just $1 we could raise over $40,000 this month! Help us reach our goal!
Why Heifer International? Because we like the idea that each animal bought through Heifer international represents an opportunity for self-reliance for a family living in poverty. Rather than a hand out, these animals offer a new way of life to those in great need.
You can donate towards the Wee Folk Art team goal with a one time donation or consider joining the team. Once you join the team you can then set a personal goal to start raising funds from your friends and family. Visit our Heifer team page to learn more. This spring, help us give a gift of hope to a family in need. Your gift will help provide livestock, seeds or training to a family struggling with hunger and poverty.
If this is something your family chooses to participate in, we suggest reading the book (if you haven’t already with our Harvest Time unit) Beatrice’s Goat with your children. It tells the story of a family who received a goat through the Heifer project.
So, won’t you consider saying “Thank You” to us, by giving just a little to help other families become self-reliant. We have a goal of $2,000.00, but pulling together, who knows what we can accomplish. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts 🙂
Wee Folk Art has no interaction with any of the money raised through this online team fund raiser. All of your donations will go directly to Heifer. We are merely spreading the word and asking for help. Heifer uses the latest encryption technology, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), to ensure all your online donations and transactions are safe and secure.