Monday, October 3, 2011

We Raised More than Money for Heifer International!


THANK YOU to everyone who came to Cultivate: A Mini Film Fest, and for those who contributed after the fact!

Special thanks to my family and friends for supporting this cause, and to Chef Caroline Ishii of Zen Kitchen for taking up my call to action for post-event auction items!

Extra special thanks to the 30 people who attended who were not my family and friends! It is so cool that you attended and I would love to hear more from you about how you enjoyed the films!

Pretty soon I'll be writing a big 'ol cheque to Heifer International in the sum of....

Drumroll please.....

................. $670 DOLLARS!!!

This is enough to provide:
  • 2 Gardener's Gift Baskets to families in need (tree seedlings, rabbits, chickens and bees)
  • 2 Earth Gift Baskets to provide income for families and to support the environment (tree seedlings and bees)
  • 1 Goat that will provide milk, cheese, butter and yogurt to growing children
  • 1 Llama that will provide fleece for warm clothing to wear or sell and help transform an entire community
  • 3 Flocks of Chicks that will give eggs to 3 growing families
This is AMAZING!

Thank you SO much to everyone that helped me with this event and for all those who gave their hard earned dollars to help others in developing countries who need our contributions!

Not only did we raise money, but we raised awareness. Of course we have our own food issues here in North America, but we can't forget about those less fortunate than us, and that we are all sisters and brothers in this world. I am so humbled for the support I received in generating these funds so that After the Harvest could make a difference with the blog's first event.

Special thanks to Brian Kimmel of Optic Nerve Productions for producing these 2 inspiring films and to Nik Oroshi (@nikorosi) of Eliscaffe in Zagreb, Croatia for alerting me to the fact that there was a film named After the Harvest, which started this whole event in motion.

Ahh, Twitter. Sometimes you're so magical...

Much Love and Gratitude,

~Heather

P.S. Stay tuned for more new After the Harvest Projects...

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