Press Releases

Monthly press releases about what's going on with Heifer projects and programs.

Jim De Vries, Heifer's longest-serving leader, retiring

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 16, 2010) – Heifer International announced today that Jim De Vries, Ph.D., vice president for Program Development and former executive vice president of the organization's international programs division and its

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At Heifer International, every day is Earth Day

Hunger-fighting agency carries out its global work with families in green waysLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 20, 2011) – While the world recognizes Earth Day annually on April 22, the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, everyday is Earth

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Heifer names Pietro Turilli Europe vice president

 Officer has experience with UN International Fund for Agricultural DevelopmentLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 27, 2010) – Heifer International announced today that Pietro Turilli, a former evaluation officer with the United Nations

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Heifer International’s differentiator: Sustainability

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (December 1, 2011)—There’s a reason that animal gifts are popular right now. The idea is fun; the animal is cute, easy to give as an alternative gift and is readily available from several organizations that all tout it

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Parents set the example for children’s giving spirit

Heifer International, families we help, depend on youth’s ingenious generosity LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Dec. 01, 2011) – When it comes to children’s ingenuity to raise money for a cared-about cause, nothing is off limits. At Heifer

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Moving smallholder farmers beyond subsistence to secure

Heifer International alternative gifts provide hope, opportunity for a lifetime LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—This season there is an alternative to gifts that are meaningless and quickly forgotten: a goat, a cow or a flock of geese. These alternative

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Make a video, change a life

Heifer International contest invites entrants to help end hunger and poverty LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 19 2010) – Do you like to make videos? Do you want to make a difference, to help change the world? If the answer is yes then you should

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Steve Denne, Heifer’s chief operating officer, celebrates Passing on the Gift

On April 10, 2010, 60 project participants from four self-help groups (SHGs) celebrated a Passing on the Gift (POG) at a school in Proyuth village, Pauk commune, Pauk district, Siem Reap province, Cambodia. The project, “Restoring Livelihood

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Two nonprofit veterans join Heifer International

Two nonprofit veterans join Heifer International CARE, World Vision alumni will lead effort to diversify fundraising LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Heifer International today announced two new employees— Matthew De Galan and Jason Miles—who

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This year, ask for your own Heifer International animal gift

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – This year, don’t just give the gift of a cow, goat, pig, camel or other animal from Heifer International’s colorful catalog, ask for a similar gift yourself. There’s joy in giving, but there’s joy in

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