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Reaching Out Across an Ocean
While learning about the differences between our comumunity in North Carolina we also learned about a community in Africa. Through the assistance of Heifer International, a world recognized organization that works with communities to end hunger and poverty, the first graders at MES decided to work on a service project to help a family in a land far away.
Our first graders worked hard at home completing chores to earn money. They ended up collecting over $120. This money was used to purchase a goat that was donated to a needy family in Africa. This family will now be able to acquire financial independence and send their children to school by selling the goat's milk.
We are making a difference across the world, one goat at a time!
Written by: Marni Menkin
Posted: Feb 15, 2011 by Marni Menkin