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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Read to Feed Program Happening At Telesis

What do cows, chickens, and goats have to do with reading? Students at Telesis Preparatory Academy can tell you. Over the next six week period beginning Monday, February 4th and ending Wednesday, March 12th, the K through 12th graders will be participating in Heifer International’s Read to Feed program. The more books the students read, the more money they will raise to provide hungry families with farm animals.
During the program, students and teachers will discuss issues surrounding world hunger and earn pledges from family, friends, and community members for the number of books they read during this time period. At the conclusion of the program, students will collect the money from their sponsors and donate it to Heifer. The donations will provide food – and income-producing farm animals, and training for their care, for hungry families around the world who lack the necessary resources to improve their lives.
Read to Feed is both a reading motivation tool and a unique educational opportunity. In addition to the reading component, students learn about different cultures and the importance of food security throughout the world. It also provides a way for children to become actively involved and personally make a difference.
Since 1944, Heifer International has helped over 4.5 million families become self-reliant through gifts of livestock. Every family that receives an animal passes on the gift of its offspring to another family in need.
The Read to Feed program is anticipated to involve 100,000 children in the U.S. and Canada over the next year. We at Telesis are excited about the educational and motivational aspect of the program to promote both reading and make families around the world self-reliant.
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For more information about Heifer International and its mission, visit