Saturday, 22 December 2012

Heifer International Blog Fundraiser

 

I've actually only just read about this on Nathan Bransford's blog, but thought that it was a really good idea, especially just before Christmas. 

The basic concept is that as a blogger I pledge to donate a certain amount to the charity Heifer International for every comment my readers make on this post.

Never heard of Heifer International? Well, here is a little info.
Our Mission
Donate to help end world hunger and poverty 

Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth.
It all started with a cow.
Moved by the plight of orphans and refugees of the Spanish Civil War as he ladled out meager rations of powdered milk, Dan West, an Indiana farmer, volunteer relief worker and Church of the Brethren member, grasped that the people needed "a cow, not a cup"—cows that could produce milk so families would not have to depend on temporary aid. From that simple idea, Heifer International was born.

I have to admit, I like the practical nature of the charity.

So I'm signing up for the fundraiser. 

For every comment on this post by the end of the year 2012 I will donate $1 towards the charity.  

Feel free to share this post around, the more the merrier, and if you want to help even further, go to Nathan Bransford's post which lists all the blogs he knows of doing the challenge, and comment on them all!

Thanks everyone!

Yours,
Buffy. 


Update: at the time of writing this update, 89 people have viewed this post, but only 6 have commented. I would be close to raising enough for a llama if you all commented! Don't be afraid, leave just a 'hello' comment if you can't think of anything else to say. 

Update 2: 
Here is a list of the other blogs participating (taken from Nathan's Website).
Why not make the most of your time on the internet and comment on all of them?
 
Catherine Ryan Hyde
Anne Mackin
My Karma Jumped Over My Dogma
T.K.'s Tales
Mira's Corner
Tales From the Motherland 

33 comments:

  1. Hooray for Heifer! Thanks so much for participating!

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  2. Thank you for supporting this cause!

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  3. I don't even like eggs, but I'll still help you buy a few chicks. Or a partridge in a pear tree. Either/or.

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  4. Wonderful! It feels good to know that once my comment actually means something in the long run. :)

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  5. Thanks so much for supporting this terrific organization! :) Have a wonderful holiday!

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  6. A brilliant idea with shiny people stepping forward to help. Thanks for letting me comment and participate.

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  7. Thank you so much for your generosity, Buffy! Happy holidays!

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  8. What you're doing is amazing and you'll be blessed for it! Thank you and I hope you have a happy holiday!

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  9. Thanks for participating. I posted a link to your fundraiser post from mine.

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  10. YAY!!!! Here's to sustainable eating for those who are hungry. You rock.

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  11. Great work. This is an awesome idea!

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  12. It's amazing when you read the statistics on how much of a difference even some chickens can make to a family's quality of life. Thanks for doing this!

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  13. Thanks, Buffy! Heifer's a great org!

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  14. This is a great cause and a great blog!

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  15. So, I'll probably call/email you later today with season's greetings and all the trifling news bits, but in the meantime, have a terrific Christmas Day, and please put the comment money towards a llama. x

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  16. Thanks for supporting this great cause!

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  17. I couldn't think of anything else to say, so hello! You're great for doing this :)

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  18. Heiffer is a great cause, and it's wonderful you're joining in to make such a worthwhile contribution. Merry Christmas!

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  19. Thank you very much for doing this - they are such a great organization! GOATS RULE!!! :)

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  20. Thanks for doing something meaningful.

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  21. Can I just keep commenting until we get a llama?

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  22. lamalamalamaLAMA :))

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  23. llaaaaaama. :) Or hello. Llama sounded better though.

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  24. Hello all! I was trying not to comment so I could keep count more easily, but I'm prepared to donate an extra dollar for my own comment on this.

    I feel like a lone moose standing in a great forest, and then in the distance, echoing off the tall peaks, I hear a cry. So I lower my antlers, pound at the ground, and fill my lungs to bellow:
    llllaaaaammmmaaa!

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  25. For Llama's everywhere! Great idea!

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  26. For Llama's everywhere! Great idea!

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  27. Great idea :) ... hope you can get a llama!

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  28. Llama...& Happy New Year!

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  29. Great idea! Go you for jumping in and raising some needed money
    Xx

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  30. What a great idea! Happy New Year!

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