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Campus Exceeds Water Buffalo Goal

11/21/2006 —
Penn State York students, faculty, and staff have raised $636.05, enough money for two water buffalo and a goat, for the Heifer International Project. The campus’ involvement with Heifer International began just a few weeks ago through the efforts of the Student Government Association and Ann Fetterman, instructor in English and the point person for volunteer activities on campus. Heifer International is an international organization which helps hungry families feed themselves. Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth.
Penn State York’s fundraising activities have included selling scoops of ice cream and animal crackers at the noon hour, selling pins with photos of animals on them such as Love a Llama, and just collecting general donations. The Lusime Women’s Draft Cattle Project in Zambia will be the beneficiaries of the campus’ efforts. . The goal of this project is to provide 20 women and their families with 43 draft cattle and training to improve household food security and income through sustainable animal management.
Penn State York will begin its peanut butter and jelly challenge following the Thanksgiving holiday. The great peanut butter and jelly challenge begins on campus Nov. 27 and Penn State York students are taking on faculty and staff to see who can gather the most jars and tubs of the ingredients for one of America’s favorite sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly. Last year’s efforts brought in more than 400 pounds of pb and j for the York Salvation Army.

Collection boxes will be located throughout the campus.
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