Petting Zoo to Raise Awareness about Global Poverty

April 24, 2015 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

Elmhurst College’s Spiritual Life Council will host a petting zoo on campus to raise awareness about global poverty.

The petting zoo will take place from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, weather permitting, outside the Schaible Science Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The Spiritual Life Council, a student group at Elmhurst College, is sponsoring the petting zoo to support the work of Heifer International, a nonprofit organization that empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity. The goal of every Heifer project is to help families achieve self-reliance by providing them with the tools they need to sustain themselves.

Donations to Heifer International will be gratefully accepted. For more information about this event or Heifer International, please call (630) 617-3025 or email

The student-run Spiritual Life Council, which recently celebrated its 15th anniversary, plans and promotes religious and spiritual events on campus.

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