Press Releases

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

Heifer Projects Bring 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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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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Double Your Giving Power this Mother’s Day

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas

This Mother’s Day, when you give a gift through Heifer International in her honor, it will have double the impact for families in need through our Mother’s Day matching gift challenge.

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Media Advisory: Heifer International Holds 2nd Annual ‘Beyond Hunger: Feast in the Field’ Fundraiser

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

The 2nd annual “Beyond Hunger: Feast in the Field” will benefit Heifer programs here in Arkansas and family farmers in Haiti. Attendees will enjoy a “farm to fork” family style dinner from award-winning chefs from the Capital Hotel. Guests will hear from speakers about the importance of sustainable agriculture and how they can make smart choices in supporting local farmers. Guests will also be treated to a special musical performance by Jason D. Williams.

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Kurt Braunohler is Jumping on a Jet Ski to Save the World

NEW YORK, NY

Kurt Braunohler is out to make the world a better place, one small act of stupidity at a time, in “Roustabout,” produced by Comedy Central’s CC:Studios and premiering on cc.com in July. This first, six-episode installment, “American Jet Ski,” covers Braunohler’s seven city water tour/mission from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money for Heifer International to send 500 goats and 1000 chickens to Africa.

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Heifer International Celebrates 70th Anniversary

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

It was on this date that 17 heifers bound for Castañer, Puerto Rico, and tended to by men and women nicknamed the ‘seagoing cowboys’ set sail from Mobile, Alabama. It was the first shipment of the newly formed Heifer Project (now Heifer International). The animals were distributed to farming families and helped curb severe milk shortages on the small island.

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Heifer Uganda Voted Best in Fighting Hunger and Poverty

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Heifer International Uganda was recently honored with a Uganda Responsible Investment Award after it was voted the Best Hunger and Poverty Eradication organization in the country.

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Recognizing Family Farmers on World Food Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Today Heifer International is standing with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to celebrate World Food Day, a day of action against hunger. The theme, “Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth” is one that highlights our 70 years of experience with family farmers the world over.

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Heifer Philippines Families Safe Following Typhoon Hagupit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Initial reports from Heifer International’s Philippines office state that all Heifer project families are safe after Typhoon Hagupit, but many have reported damage to homes, crops and animal sheds.

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Time is Short for Making 2014 Tax Deductible Gifts

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

With only a few more days in 2014, the timing is perfect to make a transformative and tax savvy charitable donation to Heifer International. Donors interested in ending world hunger must make their charitable contributions by midnight on Dec. 31, 2014, in order to deduct them from taxes for the current year.

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