How Much We Raised…

For our read-a-thon, we raised over $1200! And just by reading books! Everyone worked really hard to raise a lot of money, and I mean A LOT! With that money, we picked out two goats, a cow, a water buffalo, two flocks of chicks, two beehives, and a trio of rabbits to donate to Heifer International! They’re going to give it to families in need all over the world.  Then the families are going to use the milk, the honey, the rabbit hair for making clothes, the eggs for eating, keeping warm and selling to their neighbors, so they can have some and the families can make money.  It’s called “passing on the gift” because when those animals have babies, the babies will be donated to their neighbors.  And then when that one has babies…

While we were counting the money we raised,we were making stone soup. If you’ve never heard the story, you should get it from your local library.  I recommend it.  There are many different versions of the story.

-Flash Girl

P.S. from Hillary: At our stone soup party, we learned that we had raised $1,157 for Heifer through our reading.  But when we got home, another family checked in to say that they had raised another $50!  So that brought us up to over $1200 for Heifer!  We’ll get to add a couple more animals to our donation!  Thanks so much to all the kids for your hard work – reading and asking for sponsors!  And thanks to all the sponsors for your generosity!  And thanks to all the parents for making the read-a-thon a big success!