Press Releases

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

Prairie Ridge Elementary School Presents $10,000 Check to Heifer International

LITTLE ROCK, AR

Representatives from Prairie Ridge Elementary School in Shawnee, Kansas, will be holding an assembly to present a check for $10,205.45 to Cindy Sellers Roach, Community Engagement Manager for Heifer International. The students raised the donation during a recent Read to Feed® reading incentive program.

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Heifer International Celebrates 70th Anniversary by Launching “Beyond Hunger: Communities of Change” Campaign to Support Family Farmers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Heifer International is proud to celebrate its 70th Anniversary during the United Nations-recognized International Year of Family Farming, a time designated to honor the importance of family farming in reducing poverty and improving global food security.

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Heifer International Celebrates International Women’s Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

On behalf of women worldwide who struggle with hunger and poverty, Heifer International is joining the global community to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8.

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Heifer Projects Bring New Jersey Church Together To Fight Hunger During Lent

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Engaging children, parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents in Lent activities is a piece of cake for members of First Congregational Church in Westfield, N.J. For six weeks each year the church community focuses on ending hunger and poverty through Heifer International programs such as “Fill the Ark” and “Read to Feed.” The series ends with a cake auction.

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United Methodist Church Youth Inspire Lent Focus on Poverty and Hunger

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Members of Bethel United Methodist Church in Connecticut plan to use the six weeks of Lent to help their congregation and community learn more about hunger and poverty in the United States. The 250 member church is following the lead of its youth group who engage in the summer with a service project to help low-income families in Central Appalachia.

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Heifer Projects Brings Washington Farming Community Together

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Any Sunday during the season of Lent — March 4 through April 19, 2014 — you will find members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Enumclaw, Wash., standing outside on church grounds. They’re trying to guess the weight of pigs, the age of heifers and the correct number of chicken eggs in a basket. This is serious business for the farming community.

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Heifer International V.P. Wins National Fundraising Award

LITTLE ROCK, AR

Christy Moore, a native Arkansan and Heifer International’s vice president of marketing, recently won the Fundraising Success’ Nonprofit Fundraising Star Award given by editors at Fundraising Success Magazine.

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Celebrate your Honey this Valentine’s Day with a Gift to Heifer International

LITTLE ROCK, AR

More than 60 percent of Americans will celebrate Valentine’s Day this Friday spending, on average, $126.00 per person. Most of that spending will be on flowers, chocolates and other uninspired gifts that lack thought and imagination.

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Torrential Rain and Floods in Bolivia Impact Nearly 800 Heifer International Farming Families

LITTLE ROCK, AR

Nearly 800 Heifer International farming families are being affected by heavy rainfall and damaging floods in the northern regions of Bolivia.

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Pete Kappelman Named to Heifer International Board of Directors

LITTLE ROCK, AR

Pete Kappelman, a fourth-generation dairy farmer from Two Rivers, Wisconsin, has been elected to an at-large position of the Board of Directors of Heifer International, an international development organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty.

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