Press Releases

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

Heifer International Partners in Live Below the Line

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Heifer International has signed on as a participating sponsor for the first time with The Global Poverty Project’s Live Below the Line campaign, which seeks to highlight current victories in poverty reduction and provide an experience akin to what life is like for the 1.2 billion people who live in extreme poverty.

Full Press Release

Heifer International Celebrates Read to Feed® Month this April

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

April is Read to Feed® month at Heifer International and a great time to get classrooms started in this reading incentive program. Read to Feed® fosters a love for reading, a passion to help others and a motivation to help create a better world. And, you can earn free books for your class.

Full Press Release

Eduardo Stein Barillas Named to Heifer International Board of Directors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Dr. Eduardo Stein, former vice president of the Republic of Guatemala, has been elected to an at-large position to the Board of Directors of Heifer International, an international development organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth.

Full Press Release

Ashley Stone Named to Heifer International Board of Directors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Ashley Stone has been elected to an at-large position to the Board of Directors of Heifer International, an international development organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth.

Full Press Release

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.

Full Press Release

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.

Full Press Release

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.

Full Press Release

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.

Full Press Release

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.

Full Press Release

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.

Full Press Release