Monthly press releases about what's going on with Heifer projects and programs.
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.Full Press Release
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.Full Press Release
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.Full Press Release
Media Advisory: Heifer International Holds 2nd Annual ‘Beyond Hunger: Feast in the Field’ FundraiserLITTLE 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.Full Press Release
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.Full Press Release
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.Full Press Release
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.Full Press Release
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.Full Press Release
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.Full Press Release
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.Full Press Release