2018-06-14 / Local & State

UCC Kids Donate $1,500 To Heifer International


Pictured, front row: Kendall Earley, Blaire Shives, Shaffer Earley; middle row: Theo Arwood; Bodie Shives; Henry Arwood; Nevaeh Earley; back row: Brynley Buterbaugh holding Peppa the Pig, the official mascot of the Heifer Project. Pictured, front row: Kendall Earley, Blaire Shives, Shaffer Earley; middle row: Theo Arwood; Bodie Shives; Henry Arwood; Nevaeh Earley; back row: Brynley Buterbaugh holding Peppa the Pig, the official mascot of the Heifer Project. A kid can change the world! The children of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in McConnellsburg have been raising funds over the past several months for Heifer International, a charity dedicated to ending hunger and poverty through sustainable agriculture.

Heifer International provides livestock animals and environmentally sound agricultural training to struggling families, thus providing these families with the opportunity to breed, raise, sell offspring and eat the animals they are given.

The children kicked off their fundraising effort with a “Board Game Olympics” event, held a very successful bake sale, donated from their own piggy banks and received numerous donations through the church congregation and family and friends. Through their efforts, they raised a little over $1,500 for the charity. The kids voted to purchase a heifer, a water buffalo, two pigs, two sheep, a llama, two sets of three rabbits and three flocks of 10-50 chickens with the money that they raised.

The children who attend Sunday School at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ include: Bodie and Blaire Shives; Reese, Clint, Esty and Hayes Alexander; Nevaeh and Shaffer Earley; Abby and Jake Hann; Theo and Henry Arwood; Bronson and Kendall Earley; Jack Cornelius; Ashley Souders; Jessica and Charlie Pryor; Hannah and Emily Dick; and Brynley Buterbaugh.

Since 1944, Heifer International has worked to bring help, healing and hope to millions of impoverished families worldwide. With help from donors, in just over 70 years, this organization has assisted more the 25 million families in more than 30 countries. For more information about Heifer International, go to www.heifer.org.

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