Send a Friend a Goat week is more than just a fun practical joke for the office, it is one of the Wishing Star Foundation's largest fundraisers. Lat year they were able to grant four wishes from this fundraiser alone.
Why goats? It all started when a friend told Director Paula Nordgaarden about someone he knew who was sending goats out as a fundraiser. Nordgaarden thought it was a joke and when she brought the idea to her fund raising coordinator the wheels started turning. They decided to host the event in April as part of National Child Abuse Awareness Month and Spokane Produce quickly jumped on board as sponsor.
“At first it was an honor to receive a goat,” said Nordgaarden. Wishing Star would select people that had been involved with children and their organization. But now it's become a fun break in the office for goat recipients, Nordgaaden says, “We just create so many smiles, giggles and laughs.”