Have you ever gone to the feed store for a bag of pellets or some scratch, and come home with baby chicks, because you just couldn't resist? (I have.)
Have you ever been in the store and found a fantastic deal on something your family uses, so you stocked up? (Yep, I've done that, lots.)
Well, back when we started this, we raised our first $60 fairly quickly, so I sent it in for the Flock of Hope. Last week I learned about a matching grant through the ONE Campaign, specifically for Goats in Nepal.
|We Paid For This Goat|
|And the One Campaign Added This Goat!|
Basically, it's a buy one, get one free deal, since they are matching 1:1.
So yes, I went in looking for chickens, and ended up with goats. But it's like doubling our donation, so I hope no one who has participated in The Chicken Project will be upset.
Let me recap:
The total funds raised by The Chicken Project were $182.00. Many of you sent in more than the suggested donation for the items you selected. In addition, I had an item of my own that I sold for $30 which I added to the fund - total of 212.00.
Postage was 20.98. We used mailing envelopes and tape we had on hand.
$212.00 - 20.98 = 191.02
|Flock of Hope image from Heifer International|
Your participation in The Chicken Project made it possible to purchase one Flock of Hope ($60) and one Goat ($120), plus one share, which is 1/12, of another Goat ($10). Total donation - $190 !!!
(The 1/12 of a goat, plus the matching 1/12 of a goat are not pictured, because...ew!)
Then, the ONE Campaign matched the $130 that went for goats, for a total impact of $320 !!!
I have an additional $1.02 (I couldn't find anywhere on the Heifer International site to donate $1.02) that I will add to a Salvation Army kettle when I am out tomorrow.
And That is THAT!
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in The Chicken (and Goat!) Project. You've made a difference by sewing, knitting, crocheting, making donations, sharing links, telling friends. I am truly blessed to be connected to such wonderful people.
-Laura at TenThingsFarm