[Hpn] Florida students give live food gifts

William Charles Tinker wtinker@metrocast.net
Sat, 15 Nov 2003 09:15:28 -0500


November 08, 2003
Grace students tout reading while stemming hunger

By Toi Jefferson
Clay County Line staff writer
Students at Grace Episcopal Day School in Orange Park participated in
October in a "Read to Feed" book exchange program for Heifer International,
a non-profit organization working to end world hunger. Instead of providing
hungry families with a non-renewable source of food, Heifer provides them
with a living gift of an animal. At Grace, each class set a goal of
selecting animals they wanted to buy for struggling families in other
countries -- chicks, ducks and geese, bees, rabbits, goats, sheep and
llamas. The class then brought in slightly used books to sell. The goal of
the program was to not only buy gifts of livestock for hungry families, but
to foster in the children a love for reading, a passion to help others and a
way to help create a better world. For almost 60 years, Heifer has helped
more than 4 million impoverished families in 128 countries move away from
poverty and toward self-reliance.

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Zone, The Clay County Line, 2233 Park Ave., Suite 201, Orange Park, FL
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Staff writer Toi Jefferson can be reached at (904) 278-9487 or

toi.jeffersonjacksonville.com





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