— a special musical and literary event
Please join LOVE, HALLIE's friends and family at “GoAnimals!” – a special musical and literary event featuring songs, poems, and essays about animals by or inspired by Hallie Geier.
This summer, Hallie's beloved dog, Cherry Lulu, passed away. In honor of Cherry and of Hallie's lifelong commitment to, as she wrote at age 11, "work with the beautiful animals of the world," we'll gather for songs, readings, and to highlight and make contributions to organizations working on behalf of animals, including Animal Rescue of Queens - ARQ Animals, the Wild Bird Fund, Inc., and Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.
We also invite you to read one of Hallie's pieces at the event. If you'd like to do so, please send us a message and we'll arrange it..
Welcome to the world, Hallie the Goat! We are so excited to meet you!
Woodstock Sanctuary Facebook Post
This afternoon, the wonderful Woodstock Farm Sanctuary announced the birth of twin goats, one of whom they've named after Hallie.
Hallie was passionate about animals, and took great pride in caring for the goats at her summer camp. We cannot think of a more poignant tribute to her memory.
"Welcome to the world, little Hallie and Raymond. Born yesterday on a freezing winter day, these goat twins are doing wonderfully. Their mother Tova was rescued from a backyard butcher in October and was pregnant when she came to us. We are so grateful that all three of them are warm, safe, and loved today.
Raymond (all white) is named after a much-loved regular volunteer who was out working on the farm yesterday and discovered that Tova was in labor. And little Hallie (brown ears) is named after a girl whose family founded the LOVE, HALLIE Foundation. Hallie was an animal lover, poet, and beautiful being-- we are so happy to be able to share her name with our tiny Hallie."
— Woodstock Farm Sanctuary
Together, They Sing
Scholastic Family Magazine
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The Grand Rapids Press
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WAY TO GO! Protecting Kids from Malaria
By Mary Ellen Pereira
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ROWVA School Helps Fight the Bite
Fifth-graders donate to malaria prevention
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The Agape Choir and a Gift That Keeps Giving
National Public Radio
By Jocelyn Frank
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