Drink lemonade, help feed world’s hungry

6/3/2008

 The children of Main Street United Methodist Church in Bay St. Louis are leading the way to help end world hunger and poverty while caring for the earth.

Again, this year, they are raising money for needy children and their families by selling lemonade and giving it to Heifer International, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides animals and training to help impoverished families become more self-reliant.
 
The children learned about the animals and how they help provide nutrition and money for poor families needs.
 
The Main Street kids make and sell lemonade at their stand outside the church at Main and Second streets one Sunday a month after the 11 a.m. worship service and at Second Saturdays, a monthly community event, during lemonade season.
 
Last year they also invited the Main Street UMC congregation to give Christmas gifts to honor their families and friends by donating to Heifer International. The total amount earned was over $1,500. This enabled the children to purchase two sheep, four goats, a heifer, two llamas and a flock of chickens which were sent to various parts of the world. These animals meant new hope in the lives of the families who received them.
 
In addition, their animal gifts were multiplied because each recipient family agreed to pass on the gift by giving one or more of their animals offspring, or the equivalent, to another in need.
 
For more information about Heifer International, Inc., visit www.heifer.org or call 800-422-0474.