The first grade team collaborated to think of a way to make a significant difference for families that are in need. They selected raising money for Heifer International. As a grade level team, first graders committed to doing chores at home to help their parents and earn money. However, our first graders did not keep their earnings; rather, they contributed their earnings of $280.00 to Heifer International. Heifer International has been in existence for 65 years, and its mission is to create a living cycle of sustainability that develops community and enhances self-esteem. Our first graders were able to “pass on the gift” of life by purchasing two goats and two flocks of chickens for 4 families. Now that is amazing!